Bush: Iran report changes nothing


President Bush said the recent U.S. intelligence assessment that Iran froze its nuclear program in 2003 will not alter his efforts to isolate that country.

“The NIE says that Iran had a hidden – you know, a covert nuclear weapons program,” Bush said in a news conference Tuesday, a day after the declassification of the National Intelligence Estimate, the consensus report of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. “That’s what it said.

“What’s to say they couldn’t start another covert nuclear weapons program? And the best way to ensure that the world is peaceful in the future is for the international community to continue to work together to say to the Iranians, you know, ‘We’re going to isolate you.’ “

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