US – Iraq: President Bush is gathering his top civilian and military advisors together today (Monday) to plan the future U.S. role in Iraq.
Mr. Bush will hold two days of high-level consultations to reassess strategy on Iraq in the aftermath of the completion of the Iraqi Cabinet, the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the suicide of three terror suspects at Guantanamo.
The meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat outside Washington is expected to include Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace.
Iran Nuclear: Iran says it will not negotiate over its right to enrich uranium as part of its controversial nuclear program.
Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham told reporters in Tehran today (Monday) Iran has a right to the technology it has obtained and will not negotiate over what he called the country's obvious and absolute nuclear rights.
The United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China have agreed on a set of incentives for Iran to suspend the enrichment of nuclear fuel.
US – Guantanamo: The U.S. Defense Department says one of the three detainees who committed suicide Saturday at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was due to leave the facility.
The Pentagon says Mani al-Utaybi of Saudi Arabia had been recommended for transfer to another country for continued detention, but did not say where.
President Bush has said he hoped to "empty" Guantanamo by sending some detainees home and trying the most dangerous detainees in U.S. courts.
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