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Fallon: U.S. strike on Iran ‘not being prepared.’

By Faiz Shakir on November 11, 2007 at 8:33 pm

"Fallon: U.S. strike on Iran ‘not being prepared.’"

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Admiral William Fallon, the head of U.S. Central Command, said a strike against Iran is “not in the offing.” Fallon added that the rhetoric of right-wing war hawks is unhelpful:

“None of this is helped by the continuing stories that just keep going around and around and around that any day now there will be another war which is just not where we want to go,” he said.

“Getting Iranian behaviour to change and finding ways to get them to come to their senses and do that is the real objective. Attacking them as a means to get to that spot strikes me as being not the first choice in my book.”

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