Bush warns Syria and Iran over Iraq
President Bush on Saturday warned Iran and Syria not to interfere in Iraq‘s "effort to build a democracy." "If the Iranians are trying to influence the outcome of the political process, or the outcome of the security situation there, we‘re letting them know our displeasure," Bush said. "Our call is for those in the neighborhood to allow Iraq to develop a democracy, and that includes our call to Iran as well as to Syria."
"There are some people trying to, obviously, foment sectarian violence - some have called it civil war - but it didn‘t work," Bush said. "Suddenly I‘m optimistic that the Iraqi security forces performed - in most cases - really well to provide security. All but two provinces after the blowing up of the mosque were settled."