Pentagon Chief: U.S. Can Launch “Preemptive” Strike on Iran
By Global Research
Global Research, December 20, 2011
Voice of Russia 20 December 2011
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The US could use a preemptive strike against  Iranian nuclear facilities if intelligence reports show that the country is on track to developing a nuclear weapon.

In an interview with CBS, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that Iran  would need less than a year to develop a nuclear weapon, but only if “they have a uranium enrichment plant hidden somewhere”.

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