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WASHINGTON, September 13 (RIA Novosti) - State Department spokesman Sean McCormack has denied that Germany is opposed to a stepped-up sanctions regime against Iran, or that Washington has as a result despaired of a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Tehran.
A Tuesday report on the conservative FOX television channel claimed that Washington was preparing to bomb Iran within the next eight to nine months because of Germany's refusal to support additional sanctions against the Iranian regime over its nuclear program.
Political and military officers, as well as weapons of mass destruction specialists at the State Department, are now advising Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the diplomatic approach favored by Burns has failed and the administration must actively prepare for military intervention of some kind