US General worried Iran 'miscalculation' may cause conflict

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December 21, 2011 07:59

 
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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is concerned that the US will get drawn in to conflict with Iran, and said the United States is collaborating with Israel on the Iran issue during an interview with CNN Wednesday.

"My biggest worry is they will miscalculate our resolve," Dempsey said, referring to Iran. "Any miscalculation could mean that we are drawn into conflict, and that would be a tragedy for the region and the world."

"We are trying to establish some confidence on the part of the Israelis that we recognize their concerns and are collaborating with them on addressing them," he continued.

Dempsey went on to say that the US is "of course" using a variety of means to gather intelligence on Iran. 

"It would be rather imprudent of us not to try to understand what a nation who has declared itself to be an adversary of the United States is doing," the general said.

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