Panetta: U.S. Would Have A Year To Stop It If Iran Decided On Nuclear Bomb
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says if Iran decided to develop a nuclear bomb we’d have enough time and the ability to stop it.
“It’s roughly about a year right now. A little more than a year. And so … we think we will have the opportunity once we know that they’ve made that decision, take the action necessary to stop (Iran),” Panetta said on CBS’s “This Morning” program.
He said the United States has “pretty good intelligence” on Iran. “We know generally what they’re up to. And so we keep a close track on them.”
Panetta said the United States has the capability to prevent Iran from building an atomic bomb.