Sunday, February 05, 2006
Rumsfeld Pops Up
As we turn the pages of the "pop-up book" on the impending attack of Iran, who should we find but old Rummy.
February 6, 2006 - 12:56PM
Defiant Iran to ignore West's threats
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says all possibilities are still open in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, including military action, a German newspaper reports.
"All options - including the military one - are on the table," the daily Handelsblatt quoted Rumsfeld as saying in an interview.
"Any government that says Israel has no right to exist is making a statement about its possible behaviour in the future," added Rumsfeld, who attended a weekend security conference in Munich, Germany.
At that gathering, Rumsfeld accused Tehran of sponsoring terrorism - a point that he underlined in the Handelsblatt interview.
Iran is the "main sponsor of terrorist organisations such as Hizbollah and Hamas," he was quoted as saying.