Report: US shifting its policy on Iran

Iran has moved to the top of the United States' security agenda, with the Bush administration laying the groundwork against Teheran's ayatollahs, The Washington Post reported Monday. While no Washington official has publicly addressed the possibility of ousting Iran's current regime, Bush has sought the advice of academic experts, and created an office on Iranian affairs in Washington. However, the Washington Post article said, Bush has convened private meetings in which his intentions of shifting his administration's policy have been more clearly indicated. "We do not have a problem with the Iranian people … our problem is with the Iranian regime," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said last week in the Senate.