Cheney urging strikes on Iran

  • Posted on Thu, August 9, 2007

USS Enterprise goes through Suez Canal

Ben Curtis/AP

The USS Enterprise passes behind a mosque Aug. 1 as it makes its way through the Suez canal. It replaced two carriers in a deployment aimed at sending a signal of strength to Iran. | View larger image

WASHINGTON — President Bush charged Thursday that Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues.

At a news conference Thursday, Bush said Iran had been warned of unspecified consequences if it continued its alleged support for anti-American forces in Iraq. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker had conveyed the warning in meetings with his Iranian counterpart in Baghdad, the president said.

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