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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:05 PM

Iran Nuke Plans Provoke Heightened U.S. Warnings [View all]

Source: Bloomberg

By John Walcott - Thu Mar 01 13:25:47 GMT 2012

Obama administration officials are escalating warnings that the U.S. could join Israel in attacking Iran if the Islamic republic doesn’t dispel concerns that its nuclear-research program is aimed at producing weapons.

Four days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in Washington, Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz told reporters the Joint Chiefs of Staff have prepared military options to strike Iranian nuclear sites in the event of a conflict.

“What we can do, you wouldn’t want to be in the area,” Schwartz told reporters in Washington yesterday.

Pentagon officials said military options being prepared start with providing aerial refueling for Israeli planes and include attacking the pillars of the clerical regime, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its elite Qods Force, regular Iranian military bases and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Pentagon plans are classified.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-01/u-s-escalates-warnings-on-iran-s-nuclear-program-as-netanyahu-visit-nears.html

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