Sharm Al Shaikh: US President George W. Bush on Sunday called on Middle East governments to stop Iran and Syria from “supporting terrorism”.
“Every peaceful nation in the region has an interest in opposing Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions,” Bush said in remarks prepared for a speech in Egypt.
“To allow the world’s leading sponsor of terror to gain the world’s deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations,” Bush said.
Iran has repeatedly defended its right to uranium enrichment, saying its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes.
Bush also called on nations to “confront Hamas”, which he said is “attempting to undermine efforts at peace with continued acts of terror and violence.”
Bush is making a speech to hundreds of government and business leaders in Sunday’s World Economic Forum in Egypt, where he is also expected to present a list of reforms that will help Arab governments move toward democracy.