Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mullen: US Very Ready to Attack Iran

In a direct threat against Iran, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen says Washington is “very ready” to launch an attack on Tehran.

"There are real threats to peace and stability here, and we've made no secrets of our concerns about Iran," Mullen said on Saturday.

"From my perspective I see Iran continuing on this path to develop nuclear weapons, and I believe that that development and achieving that goal would be very destabilizing to the region," Mullen said.

Amid a standoff over Iran's nuclear program, both Tel Aviv and Washington have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear work may consist of a covert military agenda -- an allegation Iran has repeatedly denied.'


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