Bush: ”All options are on the table” regarding Iran
US President George W. Bush warned Monday that he had not ruled out the use of force to end Iran's nuclear program, but said that he hoped to end the crisis diplomatically. "Now's the time to work together to get it done," Bush said after talks in London with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. "All options are on the table, however."
On his part, Brown added that Europe was to agree new sanctions against Iran, including freezing assets of the country's biggest bank, after weekend talks by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Tehran. "Today Britain will urge Europe, and Europe will agree to take further sanctions against Iran," Brown said, according to AFP. "We will take action today that will freeze the overseas assets of the biggest bank in Iran, the Melli Bank, and secondly action will start today for a new phase of sanctions on oil and gas," he added.