Bush says nuclear-armed Iran could blackmail the world

Speaking at Kansas State University, the US president saw in Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadnijed’s wish to wipe Israel off the map a sign that Iran sought a nuclear arsenal. The next logical step, said Bush, is for the UN nuclear watchdog to refer the Iranian case to the Security Council for sanctions.
An IAEA crisis meeting has been called for Feb. 2, but director Elbaradai wants it postponed by a month for his report.
In a recorded speech to the Herzliya conference, American UN ambassador John Bolton said Monday the threat to wipe Israel off the map is a threat against the world.

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