Bush Warns Syria And Iran Against Creating Instability In Iraq, Lebanon


Joseph S. Mayton - All Headline News Middle East Correspondent
October 26, 2006 11:46 a.m. EST

Beirut, Lebanon (AHN) - American President George W. Bush has warned Iran and Syria against creating instability in Iraq and Lebanon. President Bush urged the two nations to support the governments of Iraq and Syria.

His comments came a day after U.S. civilian and military leaders said there is a link between Iran and Syria with Al Qaeda in Iraq.

"Iran and Syria understand full well that the world expects them to help Iraq. And we've made that very clear to them," the American President said at a news conference focused on the Iraq war.

"Our message to Syria is consistent: Do not undermine the Siniora government in Lebanon. Help Israel get back the prisoner that was capture by Hamas. Don't allow Hamas and Hezbollah to plot attacks against democracies in the Middle East. Help inside of Iraq. They know our position, as well," Bush added.

In his comments, Bush conceded that American soldiers in Iraq are taking heavy casualties and many Americans are not satisfied with the current situation.