Topic: Iran's nuclear program
The situation surrounding Iran's controversial nuclear program is likely to come to a head by the summer, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolai Makarov said.© REUTERS/ Fars News/Hamed Jafarnejad
MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti)
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The situation surrounding Iran's controversial nuclear program is likely to come to a head by the summer, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolai Makarov said.
Washington, which suspects Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb, says that no options have been taken off the table.
“Iran, of cause, is a sore spot. Some kind of decision should be taken, probably nearer to summer,” Makarov said.
Russia's Defense Ministry is monitoring the situation in Iran and the entire Middle East from a recently created situation center, he said.
“We used to have a general on duty at each main command. Now we have created a situation center that receives all the necessary information in real time,” Makarov said.
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- p2o2rianWhat means...14:19, 14/02/2012...that Russia is unable to be a partner (opposing partner as well) to the West! It may only watch the development in the Middle East and/or gather "all the necessary information in real time".
- firstname.lastname@example.orgAmerican propaganda prepares American people14:53, 14/02/2012This article was just released on Yahoo in North America, February 14, 2012.
This is simply United States propaganda to prepare the American people for a US attack on Iran.
Why would the United States want to attack Iran?
Their civilian nuclear program is the excuse, the real target are the Iranian oil fields.
The United States is running out of domestic oil supplies and the situation is desperate.
The United States consumes 18.7 million barrels of oil a day.
The United States produces 9 million barrels of oil a day.
The United States imports 9.7 million barrels of oil a day.
The United States depletes its domestic oil reserves in 2019.
This is only 7 years away.
The United States needs to secure Iraqi oil fields to prevent an economic collapse in the United States approaching 2019.
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