Panetta said that the US military is fully prepared to deal with any threat to close the Strait of Hormuz - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 18.01.12 | 22:48 (IST)

    panetta's statement must be taken at face value. the us will keep the strait of hormuz open. there is no indication, however, that the us will keep iran from going nuclear. the sanctions, being imposed "gradually," are not effective at all. they might worsen iran's economy, but they will not stop iran's nuclear weapons program.

    from the article: U.S. rejects Israeli assessment that Iran sanctions are ineffective
    First published 21:03 18.01.12 | Last updated 21:03 18.01.12
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