WASHINGTON : President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in their first meeting since her election, presented a united front Friday against an Iranian nuclear program that Bush called "a grave threat to the security of the world."
Bush praised Germany's cooperation but insisted that it was not yet time to talk about sanctions against Iran, a step that could reopen divisions between Washington and Berlin. Of the three European countries involved in negotiations with Tehran, Germany has been the least enthusiastic about joining the United States in pressuring Iran.
"I'm not going to prejudge what the United Nations Security Council should do," Bush said.
Our pressure over Iraq, our 'mistaken' intelligence, our arrogance toward 'old Europe' will not be forgotten. Now when we are faced with a much great threat we are far less able to meet it either diplomaticly or militarily.
Great work George.
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