Top US general: ‘Multiple options’ exist if Iran decides to build a bomb

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Islamic Republic of Iran could produce fissile material for a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks from the ‘time of an Iranian decision,’ and after that, it would only take ‘several more months’ to produce an actual nuclear weapon, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned on Thursday.

Testifying at the House Appropriations Committee to discuss the Pentagon budget request for 2024 alongside Secretary Lloyd Austin, General Milley said that Iran threatens to push the Middle East into regional instability by continuing its support to terrorists and proxy forces.

‘But the United States remains committed as a matter of policy that Iran will not have a fielded nuclear weapon,’ he told the House panel. He went on to say that the US military has developed ‘multiple options for our national leadership to consider if or when Iran ever decides to develop an actual nuclear weapon.’…”

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