Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo)
11 August 2005 -- President George W. Bush said today that he expects that the new Iranian president will receive a U.S. visa to attend an annual United Nations meeting in New York City next month.
Bush made the comments at his Texas ranch today. Bush also said he welcomes action by the UN nuclear watchdog to warn Iran about the consequences of its nuclear ambitions.
The president said U.S. investigators have not yet determined what role Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have played in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
Even so, Bush said, the United States has obligations as the host country of the United Nations.