The top US army commander holds high-level talks with Israeli military echelons after the Zionists rejected the NIE report on Iran.
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen met his Israeli counterpart Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi and War Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv on Monday, Israeli sources said.
Zionists military sources added that Admiral Mullen, who has been reportedly opposed to military strikes against Iran’s nuclear sites, was briefed on the argument of Israeli spy agencies that the Islamic Republic ‘could have nuclear bombs by 2010’.
Israel which is widely believed to possess the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East claims a nuclear Iran would be a threat to the region. However, Tehran has repeatedly attested that its nuclear program is civilian.
The December 3rd National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran’s nuclear activities concluded with ‘high confidence’ that the Tehran is not pursuing nuclear weaponry.
The NIE report has provoked an outcry amongst hawkish US officials and their Zionist allies; however political observers believe the findings make a US military strike against Iran less likely.