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US President George W. Bush met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the White House on Friday, with the two sides focusing on thorny international issues, including worsening US financial crisis.

Speaking to reporters after the talks, Bush said that he was confident that a huge rescue plan for domestic financial crisis will get the Congress' approval.

"I told him (Brown) the plan is big enough to make a difference, and I believe it is going to be passed," Bush said.

Brown said that Britain supports US financial bailout plan. "Whatever the details, it is the right thing to do to take us through difficult circumstances," Brown said.

To rescue battered US financial institutions, the Bush administration has put forward a 700-billion-US-dollar bailout plan, the largest financial rescue operation to date since the Great Depression years.

Apart from the US financial crisis, the two leaders as planned also discussed the global economy, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia and other strategic issues of shared concern.

It has been noticed that the US-British summit followed a diplomatic breakthrough involving both countries' efforts to pressure Tehran to drop its disputed nuclear program.

Representatives from the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany on Friday agreed to submit to UN Security Council a draft resolution reaffirming existing sanctions on Iran.

(Xinhua News Agency September 27, 2008)

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