April 27, 2012
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday night that he does not have any specific information that indicates whether the Iranians have made a decision to build a nuclear weapon, AFP reported.
“I would like to hope… that because of the leadership of the United States, the international community and the leadership of Israel, they can make the right decision,” AFP quoted Panetta as saying after meeting Chilean Defense Minister Andres Allamand.
Panetta began his trip to Latin America in Colombia earlier this week, as the US military seeks to deepen ties with the region.
Shortly before landing in Colombia on Monday,¬†Panetta cast doubt on Iranian military claims that it had started building a copy of a US surveillance drone captured last year.
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