Germany: Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush unhelpful

The Iranian president's letter to US President George W. Bush appears unhelpful in the dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, since it provides no answers to the international community's concerns, a German official said Wednesday. "There is unfortunately nothing in the letter that comes close to an answer to the questions asked by the IAEA," the UN nuclear watchdog, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger told reporters. "So this letter strikes me as not very helpful in the context of the discussion about the Iranian nuclear program." Germany, along with France and Britain, has led a long-running European effort to address worries about Iran's nuclear plans.