On international issues, Bush:~
- Praised Iraq’s National Assembly for approving on Thursday the country’s first democratically elected government, but declined to set a date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Bush said he is pressing Iraq’s incoming prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, to keep hands off the Iraqi security force that the U.S. military is creating and training.
- Called North Korean leader Kim Jong Il “a dangerous person” and defended multination talks aimed at curbing his nuclear-weapon ambitions. The president said the missile defense system the United Stated is developing is part of his strategy for dealing with Kim.
- Expressed dismay with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Syria. “We didn’t appreciate that,” he said, “But we made ourselves clear.” The two men are scheduled to meet in Moscow early next month.
- Stated that the United States, Britain, France and Germany all believe “we can’t trust the Iranians when it comes to enriching uranium.”
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