General Petraeus Us Has Iran Nuke Contingency Plans

01.11.10 | FL News Team

(Tampa, FL)  --  The United States has developed contingency plans to deal with the nuclear threat posed by Iran in addition to diplomatic efforts and sanctions.  General David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, told CNN's "Amanpour" it would be irresponsible to not consider military action and making plans for, "a whole variety of different contingencies."

In the interview, Petraeus did not elaborate on any possible military plans.  He said there is still time for diplomacy to work but warned there is not a deadline on other options.  Petraeus said Iran's nuclear facilities are not bomb-proof but did not comment about rumors Israel may launch a strike against them.

The UN Security Council has called on Iran to accept a deal allowing Tehran to send its uranium out of the country to be processed for energy but not weapons.  Iran had until the end of last year to respond.  Tehran responded with a counterproposal which gave Western nations until the end of this month.