Olmert-Bush talk yields little

June 6, 2008 at 9:45 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says his brief meeting with President George W. Bush provided answers to some of his questions on Iran's nuclear program.

"I went in with more question marks than I came out with regarding ways and means, the pressures of time and the resolve required to deal with the (Iranian nuclear) problem," Olmert said of the Wednesday meeting with Bush.

U.S. officials said Olmert was told before the meeting that Washington anticipates new intelligence on Iran's nuclear programs, DEBKAfile reported Thursday.

Officials said they were waiting to hear from U.S. authorities before deciding what to do about the issue.

Olmert and Bush do not think Bush's goal -- achieving a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine before the end of his presidency -- will be reached, the newspaper said.

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