Reports of attack on Iran prove unfounded
6 Apr, 2007 03:17
Russian media reports of an imminent American attack on Iran have proved unfounded. Russian intelligence sources were cited as saying U.S. forces would launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear programme at 4 am on April 6.
The report of the Russian news agency, RIA Novosti, claims the U.S. military has a list of some 20 sites to destroy in an operation code named “Bite”.Russia's Defence Ministry has dismissed the story as a myth.But the current diplomatic situation between the United States and the regime in Tehran remains fraught. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he intends to keep all military options open.