Thursday, May 21, 2009

Iran Nuke "Calamitous" - Mullen

Admiral Mike Mullen at Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Washington. 21 May 2009. Flickr Photo

Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, said today that the consequences of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon would be “calamitous” and major powers must act together to prevent it.

“I'm one who believes that Iran getting a nuclear weapon is calamitous for the region and for the world," Adm. Mullen told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“It then, in my view, generates neighbors who feel exposed, deficient and then develop or buy the capability themselves,” he said. “The downside, potentially, is absolutely disastrous.”

“Major leaders, internationally, have got to come together to arrest this growth or the long-term downside for the people in the world is really, really tragic and drastic,” Mullen concluded.

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