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Panetta: U.S. is Ready to Stop Iran from Creating Nuclear Weapons

Posted By admin On May 28, 2012 @ 8:11 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Beth Reinhard
Haaretz [1]
May 28, 2012

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday indirectly confirmed recent remarks by the Ambassador to Israel that the U.S. is “ready from a military perspective’’ to stop Iran from making a nuclear weapon if international pressure fails.

The U.S. and members of the United Nations Security Council recently met in Baghdad for talks about Iran’s suspected nuclear weapon program. Iran denies it has military intentions but has called for the destruction of Israel.

“We have plans to be able to implement any contingency we have to in order to defend ourselves,’’ Panetta said on ABC’s This Week. Earlier, Panetta said, “The fundamental premise is that neither the United States or the international community is going to allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.’’

Panetta defended the U.S. military’s use of drones to kill terrorists, resulting in some civilian casualties, calling them “one of the most precise weapons that we have in our arsenal.’’

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URLs in this post:

[1] Haaretz: http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/panetta-u-s-is-ready-to-stop-iran-from-creating-nuclear-weapons-20120527

[2] 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

[3] Panetta Says U.S. Now Ready to Attack Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-says-u-s-now-ready-to-attack-iran.html

[4] VIDEO: Panetta Admits Iran Has No Immediate Plan for Nuclear Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-panetta-admits-iran-has-no-immediate-plan-for-nuclear-weapons.html

[5] Panetta: Iran is just months away from a nuke – a red line for US and Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-iran-is-just-months-away-from-a-nuke-a-red-line-for-us-and-israel.html

[6] Panetta: US preparing military options for Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-us-preparing-military-options-for-iran.html

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