U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, smiles as she poses with the President of the Spanish conservative opposition Popular Party Mariano Rajoy before their meeting in the U.S. embassy in Madrid Friday, June 1, 2007.
The U.S. is not preparing for war against Iran and Vice President Dick Cheney supports that policy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says, taking a swipe at a U.N. official who says he’s worried about “crazies” who want to start bombing.
“The president of the United States has made very clear what our policy is. That policy is supported by all the members of his Cabinet and by the vice president of the United States,” Rice said Friday.
“The president has made clear that we are on a diplomatic course,” she said in regard to U.S. opposition to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Rice, in Spain at the close of a European visit, was asked about the comments of the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency. Mohamed ElBaradei was quoted by the BBC as warning against the views of “new crazies who say ‘let’s go and bomb Iran.’”
Gad….ElBaradei was referring to Senator and GOP Presidential candidate John McCain:
This is not to say that United States policy should not exclude military action. But, for now, President Bush has ordered a diplomatic track of negotiations to deal with the Iran nuclear crisis.
ElBaradei is NOT helping diplomacy by leaping to conclusions.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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