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Gates: Strike on Iran to have catastrophic results

Posted By admin On October 5, 2012 @ 3:07 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Yitzhak Benhorin
YNet News [1]
Oct 5, 2012

WASHINGTON – Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates [2]warned on Thursday that an Israeli or American strike on Iran [3]would only bolster the Islamic Republic’s drive for a nuclear weapon.

Neither Israel [4] nor the US has the capabilities to obliterate Iran’s atom program, he said, and a military operation against the country’s nuclear facilities “would make a nuclear-armed Iran inevitable. They would just bury the program deeper and make it more covert.”

Gates, who staunchly opposed an attack on the Islamic Republic during his term in the Pentagon, made the remarks in a speech in Norfolk, Virginia.

“The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world,” he said, and called for harsher sanctions to be imposed on Tehran.

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[1] YNet News: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4288742,00.html

[2] Robert Gates: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4118316,00.html

[3] Iran: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3284215,00.html

[4] Israel: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3284752,00.html

[5] Iran strike would be ‘catastrophic’: Putin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-strike-would-be-%e2%80%98catastrophic%e2%80%99-putin.html

[6] Military strike on Iran would be ‘catastrophic:’ Russian ministry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/military-strike-on-iran-would-be-catastrophic-russian-ministry.html

[7] France opposes strike on Iran ahead of damning atomic agency report – while Israel insists ‘we don’t want a war’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-opposes-strike-on-iran-ahead-of-damning-atomic-agency-report-while-israel-insists-we-dont-want-a-war.html

[8] Syria warns of ‘catastrophic’ effect of any Israeli strike on Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-warns-of-catastrophic-effect-of-any-israeli-strike-on-iran.html

[9] Israel urges US decision on Iran strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-urges-us-decision-on-iran-strike.html

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