Bush warns Iran on Israel
Bush hopes to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy.india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 03:41 IST
US President George W Bush said Monday he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would "use military might" if necessary to defend Israel.
The US president accused Iran of trying to develop atomic weapons and called that "unacceptable behavior" but stressed that "our objective is to solve this issue diplomatically."
Bush also referred to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "serious threat" against Israel and warned that if necessary, "we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel."
First Published: Mar 20, 2006 23:52 IST