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Sunday, 12 August 2007

Bush, Congress could collide on Iran

Democrats and a Republican lawmaker have said any military action against Iran could put the US president on a collision course with Congress.

The US lawmakers on Friday cautioned US President George W Bush following his threat of unspecified consequences for alleged Iranian meddling in Iraq.

Addressing a White House news conference on Thursday, Bush made baseless allegations against Iran, saying Tehran is a destabilizing force in Iraq despite Tehran's assertion to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that it is helping secure his country.

He also said Iran dispatches weapons to Iraq to be used against the US forces. "When we catch you playing a nonconstructive role (in Iraq), there will be a price to pay," Bush said. More...