Bush rules out talks with Iran until it stops N-plan

Iran Materials 29 November 2006 18:29 (UTC +04:00)

(IranMania) - US President George W Bush ruled out any talks with Iran until it suspends its uranium enrichment program, and said Iran and Syria should not destabilize the fledgling democracy in neighboring Iraq, The Associated Press reported.

"Iran knows how to get to the table with us," Bush told reporters during a visit to Estonia. "And that is to do that which they said they would do, which is verifiably suspend their enrichment programs."

Speaking at a news conference before heading to a NATO summit in neighboring Latvia later in the day, Bush also accused Iran and Syria of undermining the government in Lebanon, reports Trend.

"That government is being undermined, in my opinion, by extremist forces encouraged out of Syria and Iran," Bush said. He added that a democratic Lebanon "will be a major defeat for those who articulate extremist point of views."

In Iraq, Bush said he did not oppose recent talks between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.

"I hope their talks yield results. One result that Iraq would like to see is for the Iranians to leave them alone," Bush said. "If Iran is going to be involved in their country they ought to be involved in a constructive way, encouraging peace."

"The Iranians and the Syrians should help, not destabilize, this young democracy," he said.