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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ex-CIA director tells Israel U.S. is the only country that has the weapons to destroy Iran's nuclear bomb bunkers

A former CIA director said that the U.S. is the only country that could carry out a sustained attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in an effort to dissuade any such action by Israel.

Michael Hayden, who was the director of the Central Intelligence Agency until 2009, granted an interview with Israel's oldest daily newspaper saying that issues regarding the location of the weapons, the stockpile of the attacker, and the collection of sufficient planning would all cause problems if Israel were to attack and not America.

'I do not underestimate the Israeli talent, but geometry and physics tell us that Iran's nuclear program would pose a difficult challenge to any military,' Mr Hayden told Haaretz.

He explained that because any thorough attack on Iran would not be a one-time event and would require repeated efforts, the United States would be better equipped because 'Israel's resources are more limited' than America's.

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