U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that the Israel has not yet made a decision on the issue at all about the likely strike on Iran nuclear facilities. "I think that they have not decided whether they will storm the Iran" — he said on August 14, at a meeting with reporters at the Pentagon.
"From my point of view, the possibility of resolving the Iranian nuclear prepyadstviya diplomatic method as previously exist" — highlighted Panetta, who recently paid a visit to Israel, where open a discussion about the situation Iran. He also confirmed that the U.S. administration wants to continue to put pressure on Tehran through sanctions to force it to abandon its nuclear military disposition applets.
In addition, the head of Minooborony reminded that "the international community at the moment there is strong unity on the need to prevent Iran from developing at least some kind of nuclear weapons." According to him, to this end, the United States together with other countries have been negotiating with Iran and immediately attach it against economic sanctions.
In turn, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the armed forces of the United States, General Martin Dempsey, also speaking at a press briefing at the Pentagon, said that the Israeli strike from the air on Iran nuclear facilities will not lead to the complete elimination of nuclear programs from Tehran. According to him, such a conclusion can be made by analyzing the military capabilities of Israel. "It is fair to say that Israel will be able to slow down, but do not kill the nuclear development Iran"- Said the South American leader.