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January 8, 2012 4:24 pm

U.S. “Won’t Allow” Closing of Strait

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Leon Panetta. Photo: CIA

AP/Haaretz – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday that the U.S. would act if Iran were to develop a nuclear weapon or close the Strait of Hormuz.

Panetta, speaking to CBS’ Face the Nation, said that if Iran started developing a weapon, the U.S. would act. “I think they need to know that — that if they take that step — that they’re going to get stopped.”

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