White House downplays Bush remark that nuclear-armed Iran could lead to WWIII

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White House press spokeswoman Dana Perino on Thursday downplayed a remark by President George W. Bush that a nuclear-armed Iran might lead to World War III.

” … I think that the President was not making any war plans, and he was not making any declarations,” Perino said during a gaggle with reporters at the White House. “He was making a point, and the point is that we do not believe and neither does the international community believe that Iran should be allowed to pursue nuclear weapons — that that would lead to a … potentially dangerous situation, and potentially lead to a scenario where you have World War III”.Bush was using that as a rhetorical point, not making a declaration, she said.

During a White House press conference on Wednesday, Bush said, ” … If you are interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them (the Iranians) from having knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon. And I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously”.

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