Mullen: Military “Options” Exist for Dealing with Iran


Reuters
April 18, 2010

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NEW YORK – The nation’s top military officer said Sunday that military options existed to try to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon but that diplomatic efforts were the best way forward now.

“We in the Pentagon, we plan for contingencies all the time, and certainly there are options which exist” for dealing with the Iran nuclear threat militarily, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a forum at Columbia University in New York.

He said that his “worry about Iran achieving a nuclear weapons capability” is that other states in the region will seek nuclear arms of their own.

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