March 9, 2012
United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addressed the possibility of a strike against Iran, clarifying Thursday that the US has better attack capabilities than Israel’s.
In an interview with the National Journal Panetta discussed what were to happen if Israel carries out an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “If they decided to do it there’s no question that it would have an impact, but I think it’s also clear that if the United States did it we would have a hell of a bigger impact,” Panetta stated.
Washington’s diplomatic escalation in regards to Iran comes after a long week of meetings between US President Barack Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, in which the US declared it’s committed to preventing Iran from achieving nuclear capabilities.