Mullen: Attacking Iran could have 'dire consequences'

February 14, 2010 18:59

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen said on Sunday that the administration of US President Barack Obama is very serious about its intention to impose severe sanctions on Iran, and expressed hope that this move would not “end in violence.”

Mullen added that he estimates that Teheran will obtain a nuclear weapon within one to three years.

At a press briefing held at the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Mullen expressed his fear that dire consequences could be the result of an attack on Iran.

“Of course, there are limits and this [military strike] option is on the table, but we are not there yet,” Mullen said.

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