Strikes on Iran Too Risky, Says US General

May 4th, 2006 - by admin

Alec Russell / The London Telegraph – 2006-05-04 08:31:11

Strikes on Iran Too Risky, Says US General
Alec Russell / The London Telegraph

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2006) — Military action against Iran would be fraught with risk and would have repercussions across the region, a leading American general conceded.

“Any action militarily is very complicated,” Lt Gen Victor Renuart, the director of planning for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Daily Telegraph. “And any action by any country will have second-order effects, and that is a strong case to continue the diplomatic process and make it work.”

His comments are a rare public statement from the US military on what is the most contentious international issue of the day.

The warning was seen as recognition of the threat Teheran poses to shipping in the Gulf and also to America and its allies in Iraq in the event of an attack against Iranian nuclear facilities.

It came as US diplomats prepared for a meeting today with diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia to discuss the crisis. America wants the United Nations Security Council to step up the pressure on Iran but faces opposition from Beijing and Moscow.

While the White House insists that military action would be a last resort, hawks warn that diplomatic negotiations at the UN could be drawn out for months if not years, all the while allowing Iran to get closer to having a nuclear bomb.

John Bolton, America’s hawkish ambassador to the UN, said America wanted a new resolution with Chapter Seven powers that would mandate Iran to comply with its demands to cease all enrichment activity.”We would give them a short period to consider. Then we would consider sanctions.”

Mr Bolton conceded that the Russians and Chinese were against the idea of a Chapter Seven resolution, which they fear would be a step down the road to military action. But he indicated he had not lost hope of bringing them round.

He said that while the Americans would prefer unanimity, ultimately they and their allies would push ahead in the face of Chinese and Russian abstentions.

The next step would be to pursue targeted sanctions against leadership figures and Iranian assets held abroad, possibly co-ordinated by a coalition of the willing or even the EU rather than the UN.


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“Low-lying Rangoon lies in the path of monsoon rains that would continue to carry radioactive fallout from Iran over South and Southeast Asia between May and October. Coastal Indian Ocean cities like Rangoon, Dhaka, Calcutta, Mumbai, Chennai, and Colombo would be affected by the radioactive fallout more than higher elevation cities since humidity intensifies the effects of the fallout. Thousands of government workers were given only two days’ notice to pack up and leave Rangoon for the higher (and dryer) mountainous Pyinmana.”

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