Bush to Stay at G-8 Meeting in Scotland After London Explosions
Bloomberg | July 7, 2005
President George W. Bush has no plans to cut short his stay at a summit of the Group of Eight industrial countries in Scotland after terrorists set off bombs across the London transportation system, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said.
``The G-8 meeting is continuing and he is keeping it on his schedule,'' McClellan told reporters traveling with Bush.
The meeting at the Gleneagles golf resort was briefly suspended after reports of the explosions reached the leaders. After that, Bush held a 10-minute conference call with U.S. intelligence advisers and domestic security officials ``to make sure that all appropriation agencies were responding'' and ``acting in taking any necessary precautions'' in the U.S., he said.
Bush is scheduled to return tomorrow to Washington from Gleneagles. He and Blair had been giving a press conference at the Scottish golf resort just before the explosions were reported.