Panetta: Strike on Iran could hurt world economy

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772

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Panetta: Strike on Iran could hurt world economy

On eve of talks with Barak in Canada, US defense secretary says US will focus on diplomatic pressure on Tehran; Panetta points out that attack on Iran would set back nuclear program by 1 or 2 years at most.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he would raise American concerns about the unintended consequences of any military action against Iran during talks with Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday, including its potential impact on the world economy.
Tension over Iran's nuclear program has increased since the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported last week that Tehran appeared to have worked on designing a bomb and may still be conducting secret research to that end….