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Gates rules out ‘containing’ nuclear-armed Iran

Posted By admin On June 21, 2010 @ 4:21 am In Commentary,Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

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June 21, 2010

WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday refused to address the notion of having to contain a nuclear armed Iran, saying US efforts were aimed at preventing it from acquiring atomic weapons.

“I don’t think we’re prepared to even talk about containing a nuclear Iran. I think… our view still is we do not accept the idea of Iran having nuclear weapons,” he said in an interview with Fox News Sunday.

“And our policies and our efforts are all aimed at preventing that from happening,” he said.

Asked whether a military strike against Iran was preferable to it acquiring nuclear weapons, Gates said all options remained on the table but added: “I think we have some time to continue working this problem.”

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[3] Gates contradicts Mullen on Iran N-case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-contradicts-mullen-on-iran-n-case.html

[4] Gates: Iran is a threat to Israel, US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-iran-is-a-threat-to-israel-us.html

[5] Egypt against Iran ‘developing nuclear weapons’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-against-iran-developing-nuclear-weapons.html

[6] Panetta: Iran could have nuclear weapons, delivery vehicles in 2-3 years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-iran-could-have-nuclear-weapons-delivery-vehicles-in-2-3-years.html

[7] Obama vows pressure on Iran’s nuclear plans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-vows-pressure-on-irans-nuclear-plans.html

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