Gen. Dempsey: Iran rational actor, not after nukes
February 20, 2012
A top US military official has described Iran as a rational actor in the international arena, stating that the Islamic Republic is not after producing nuclear weapons.
Speaking in a nationally televised interview with the CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” show on Sunday, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said, “We are of the opinion that Iran is a rational actor.”
Dempsey pointed out that US officials aren’t convinced Iran has decided to build atomic armaments.
“We also know, or we believe we know that Iran has not decided to make a nuclear weapon,” General Dempsey said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the top US general also described any Israeli attack on Iran as “destabilizing.”