President Bush said nations around the world need to stand with moderate reformers in the MIddle East. He said the world must seek stability in the region through the establishment of free and just societies.

Mr. Bush also pledged to continue to support the government of Iraq in its struggle with terrorists.

In addition, the president said Iran must abandon what he called its ambition for nuclear weapons. He said the United States is working for a diplomatic solution to the issue, and said the U.S. does not oppose a truly peaceful nuclear program for Iran.