On November 26, 2010 – Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in an interview with the Zionist Fareed Zakaria (CNN and TIME magazine), said: “I still think it’s important we focus on the dialogue (with the Islamic regime), we focus on the engagement, but also do it in a realistic way that looks at whether Iran is actually going to tell the truth, actually engage and actually do anything.” According to Israel daily Ha’aretz, the interview is to be aired by CNN on Sunday.
Asked whether he believed Tehran’s vows that its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes, Mullen said: “I don’t believe it for a second.”
“In fact, the information and intelligence that I’ve seen speak very specifically to the contrary,” he said.
“Iran is still very much on a path to be able to develop nuclear weapons, including weaponizing them, putting them on a missile and being able to use them.”
Many officials in Obama administration who are not aligned with the Jewish Lobby – believe that a military strike against Iran will only delay, not halt, its nuclear program. They have suggested to Ben Obama that convincing Tehran to abandon its nuclear program is the only viable long-term solution to maintain Israel’s nuclear supramacy in the Middle East.
Last week, the US Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, had warned that a military strike against Iran would unite the “divided” country. He also claimed that the sanctions are “biting harder” than expected.
In a big fat lie – Mullen has condemned the 2007 NIE report prepared by 15 American intelligence agencies that Tehran had suspended its military nuclear program in 2003. The latest IAEA report released on November 23, 2010 – has reaffirmed that Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and that all Iranian nuclear activities are being carried out in accordance with the IAEA guidelines.
As far Robert Gates’ false Iran premise, sanctions have failed to create internal discord or any negative effect on country’s nuclear program. In fact the sanctions and USraeli threatening rants has created more unity among Iranians against a foreign threat and Tehran’s foreign trade is booming. It has become the third largest economy in the region after Saudi Arabia and UAE.
Last week, Gareth Porter, an independent investigating reporter and historian, called the western accusations against Iranian nuclear program – faudulent.
Iran’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said the other day that it will take another month or two before the 1,000-megawatt light-water reactor at Bushehr begins pumping electricity to Iranian cities. He also stated that the actual process of producing nuclear fuel for Tehran’s research reactor would start in September 2011.