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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

US Official: Iran Military Strike 'Off The Table' -- Washington Post/AP

US Official: Iran Military Strike 'Off The Table' -- Washington Post/AP

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. has ruled out a military strike against Iran's nuclear program any time soon, hoping instead negotiations and United Nations sanctions will prevent the Middle East nation from developing nuclear weapons, a top U.S. defense department official said Wednesday.

"Military force is an option of last resort," Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy said during a press briefing in Singapore. "It's off the table in the near term."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042101343.html

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