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Iran slams US general's 'thoughtless' remarks

12 January 2010 [12:34] - TODAY.AZ
Tehran has moved to dismiss a warning by a top figure in the US military of a series of 'contingency plans' in dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
"He has made thoughtless comments and it is better that any statement made in this regard take a constructive approach," the Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast as saying on Monday.

In the strongest hint of war in months, Head of US Central Command David Petraeus told CNN on Sunday that in addition to crippling sanctions and other diplomatic measures, Washington is also considering "contingency plans" against Iran's nuclear installation.

"It would be almost literally irresponsible if CENTCOM were not to have been thinking about the various 'what ifs' and made plans for a whole variety of different contingencies," said Petraeus in a break from the Obama administration's oft-stated claims of diplomacy with Tehran.

/Press TV/

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