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Mullen said while he supports the aforementioned offer, he would rather have plans for a military strike on Iran, whether by Israel or the United States, as a last resort.
"I grow increasingly concerned that the Iranians have been non-responsive. I've said for a long time we don't need another conflict in that part of the world," said the top US military officer.
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Originally posted by Trolloks
It says millitary action as a "last resort". It's not a threat, his saying that war is the very last option on the table.