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Bush Says No Meeting With Iranian Leader At UN

President Bush answering questions outside the White House today (epa) September 15, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. President George W. Bush says he will not meet with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in New York next week.

The two leaders are scheduled to attend the annual gathering of the UN General Assembly.

Bush told reporters at a White House news conference that he will not meet the Iranian leader on the sidelines of the gathering.

Bush said representatives of the United States will sit down with the Iranians once they suspend their uranium-enrichment program.

Security Guarantees For Iran?

Security Guarantees For Iran?

Hans Blix (CTK)

SECURITY GUARANTEES On January 26, RFE/RL Radio Farda correspondent Fatemeh Aman spoke with former UN chief weapons inspector HANS BLIX about the confrontation between Iran and the international community over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Blix urged the United States to participate in direct negotiations with Tehran and to offer Iran security guarantees that are similar to those being discussed with North Korea...(more)


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