Bush not ruling out military action against Iran
US President Bush on Monday did not rule out using military force in Iran, saying all options remain on the table. But, addressing widespread concerns in Europe that Iran is the next U.S. target after Iraq, Bush said: "Iran is ... different from Iraq. We're in the early stages of diplomacy."
Bush said the United States was working with European allies Britain, France and Germany on a diplomatic solution to end Iran's nuclear program. According to The AP, his administration, however, has been skeptical of the Europeans' approach to offer Iran economic and political incentives not to develop nuclear arms.
"The results of this approach now depend largely on Iran," Bush said. "The time has arrived for the Iranian regime to listen to the Iranian people and respect their rights and join in the movement toward liberty that is taking place all around them."