|US Air Chief Says Iran Nuke Option Not Under Debate|
|Agence France Presse NewsWire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:44:30 -0500
The chief of the US Air Force said he has not taken part in any|
internal debate over whether nuclear weapons should be considered as a
military option against Iran.
The New Yorker magazine, in an article published over the weekend,
"I've not been in any meeting that is portrayed in the way the
He added that he was not considering resigning.
President George W. Bush on Monday dismissed as "wild speculation"
Iran also has rejected the reports as being part of a psychological
The Washington Post reported Sunday that the government was studying
The New Yorker story by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh said the
"There are always operational planning endeavours ongoing whether it's
He added: "It's not appropriate to comment on particular military
Among the many challenges US military planners face in Iran is that
Stipulating that he was talking about general capabilities and not an
"There are a variety of weapons that can penetrate concrete and steel
"It depends on how deep and it depends on how the structure is put
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