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  11/16/2010, Kislev 9, 5771

Gates: Attack on Iran Won't Help


U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that a military action against Iran would not halt Tehran's nuclear program, and would only make the government there more determined to forge ahead with the program. The program would be driven further underground, he said, making it even more difficult to supervise it.

He added that the sanctions imposed on Iran had the potential to divide the country's leadership, as evidence of the sanctions' damage to the Iranian economy becomes ever clearer.