Tuesday, July 31, 2012

US Defense Secretary: Denies Iran 'Attack Plans' in Works With Israel

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives an in-flight press briefing while flying to Tunis, Tunisia, July 29, 2012. Panetta is on a five-day trip to the region, including stops in Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Jordan. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Panetta Denies Iran 'Attack Plans' in Works With Israel -- Wall Street Journal

CAIRO—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that the U.S. has been working on contingency plans for a possible conflict with Iran and is discussing them with Israel but brushed aside suggestions he would share "attack plans" during a visit that begins Tuesday.

"It is the wrong characterization to say we're going to be discussing potential attack plans," Mr. Panetta told reporters in Cairo before flying to Israel for talks on Iran. "What we are discussing are various contingencies and how we could respond." Mr. Panetta was responding to Israeli news reports this weekend that American officials have detailed plans for attacking Iran.

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My Comment: So what are these "contingency plans" .... and is Israel sharing it's plans with the U.S.? I would love to be a fly in that room when that meeting happens.

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