US President George Bush stepped up his war of words with Iran today, calling Tehran the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism in the keynote speech of his tour of the Middle East and the Gulf.
“Iran is today the world’s leading state sponsor of terror,” Bush said in the speech in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.
“Iran’s actions threaten the security of nations everywhere,” the US president said.
“It sends hundreds of millions of dollars to extremists around the world,” while keeping its people in poverty at home. “It seeks to intimidate its neighbours with missiles and bellicose rhetoric.”
All true. But I do wonder how Saudi Arabia would compare.