U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says President Bush will keep pursuing what he calls an "aggressive" foreign policy in his second term.
Secretary Powell told London's Financial Times newspaper Monday that the president is not going to pull back principles or beliefs.
He said American voters gave Mr. Bush a mandate to continue a foreign policy that he says will be multi-lateral. But Mr. Powell said the United States would act alone where necessary.
The secretary said such aggressiveness will not only apply to Iraq and Afghanistan, but also fighting AIDS.
He said Washington is ready to seize the opportunity and join British Prime Minister Tony Blair to make Middle East peace a priority.