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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday but is not yet building a bomb, and he called for continued diplomatic and economic pressure to persuade Tehran not to take that step.
As he has previously, Mr. Panetta cautioned against a unilateral strike by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying the action could trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. forces in the region.
“We have common cause here” with Israel, he said, “and the better approach is for us to work together.”
Originally posted by Daedal
The Pentagon announced that Iran is NOT building a nuclear bomb, but is laying the groundwork for making them someday, and calls for diplomacy and economic pressure (sanctions, an act war,) to persuade them to halt their enrichment.
"You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes"