Sarkozy applauded by US Congress

Other News Materials 7 November 2007 23:37 (UTC +04:00)

(BBC) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told the US Congress it can count on France's support against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iran's nuclear plan.

He received a standing ovation during the first address by a French president to both houses in more than a decade.

He also urged Americans to do more in the fight against global warming.

The French leader, who is on his first official visit to Washington, later met President George W Bush for talks at Mount Vernon, near Washington.

They are expected to discuss Iraq, Iran and other Middle Eastern issues.