Wednesday, February 17, 2010

US could attack Iran – Russia’s General Staff

The US could deliver a strike on Iran, Russia’s military command said on Wednesday, adding that it will be devastating for the whole world.“The aftermath of a strike against Iran will be terrible not only for Asia but for us and the whole global community also,” said Chief of Russia’s General Staff General Nikolay Makarov at a news conference.He said the US made its stance clear as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen recently spoke about plans to attack Iran.Makarov doubted that Washington could carry out the plan until the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan are over.“The US is now conducting two military campaigns – Afghanistan and Iraq. A third one would be a collapse for them; they will not stand it,” Makarov said.“However, after these tasks are completed, the US could deliver a strike against Iran,” he added.The military chief also said, “Iran is our neighbor and we are closely monitoring the situation. The Russian leadership is taking necessary measures to prevent


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