No immediate US curbs against Syria and Iran
WASHINGTON: Despite President George W Bush’s stern warnings to Iran and Syria against “meddling” in Iraq, Washington has shown no sign of readying new sanctions and appears to have little leverage with either state.
Bush raised eyebrows last week when he issued the threat to the two countries accused by the US-installed Baghdad government of orchestrating attacks in Iraq ahead of next month’s elections.
“We will continue to make it clear to both Syria and Iran that ... meddling in the internal affairs of Iraq is not in their interest,” the president said after talks with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. afp