Mullen: Iran diplomacy must be ‘realistic’ about country’s intentions

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that Iran is clearly on a path to building nuclear weapons and that military options have been on military leaders' minds "for a significant period of time."

But Adm. Mike Mullen, in an interview to air this weekend on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," said that diplomacy remained the No. 1 strategy for reining in a nuclear program that Tehran claims is for peaceful energy purposes.

"I still think it's important we focus on the dialogue, we focus on the engagement, but also do it in a realistic way that looks at whether Iran is actually going to tell the truth, actually engage and actually do anything," Mullen said.

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