George W. Bush had said in his speech that Iran threatened the security of all nations. In regards to Iran, Bush said that the country must be confronted before it was too late to act. This was in Abu Dhabi, located in the United Arab Emirates. This is in the latest leg of Bush’s tour of the Middle East.
He had also urged the region to embrace a path of democracy.
At the same time, the IAEA, the atomic watchdog of the United Nations said that Iran has agreed to clear up any questions surrounding its nuclear activities in the past. The IAEA said that Iran would provide details in the next four weeks.
Bush has told the delegates at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) that the more open societies there are, it would foster the immense human capital in the Middle East.
He said that one cannot expect people to believe in promises of a better future without fair elections along with freedom of speech. Bush said that this was the best way to combat radicalism.
In his speech, Bush said: “You’re rich in culture and talent. You have the right to live under a government that listens to your wishes, respects your talents and allows you to build better lives for your families.”