Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gen. Petraeus: US has plan to deal with Iran's nuclear program

(hindustantimes).The US has contingency plans to deal with Iran's nuclear programmes, the top US military commander told CNN on Sunday, in addition to diplomacy and sanctions.

While General David Petraeus, head of US Central Command, did not elaborate on the plans, he said the military has considered the impact of any action taken there.

"It would be almost literally irresponsible if Centcom were not to have been thinking about the various 'what ifs' and to make plans for a whole variety of different contingencies," Petraeus told CNN.

However, he declined to comment when asked about rumours that Israel could attack Iran's facilities.

Petraeus also said there was still time for world powers to engage Iran in diplomacy, adding that there was no deadline on the enactment of any US contingency plans.

"There's a period of time, certainly, before all this might come to a head, if you will," he said.