Iran on track for nuclear weapon, claims Admiral MullenMay 26th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that Iran is on track for building a nuclear weapon by 2011.
“Certainly from what I’ve seen over the years, Iran is on a path to develop a nuclear weapon,” Mullen said on ABC’s “This Week.”
He added that: “Most of us believe that it’s one to three years depending on assumptions on where they are right now. They are moving closer, clearly, and they continue to do that.”
Admiral Mullen, who has raised concerns previously about war with Iran, was asked what worries him more: war with that country or it getting a nuclear weapon.
“They both worry me a lot. I think the unintended consequences of a strike against Iran right now would be incredibly serious, as well as the unintended consequences of their achieving a nuclear weapon. That’s why this engagement of dialogue [with Iran] is so important,” Admiral Mullen said. (ANI)