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March 6, 2013 1:00 am
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Top US General: Nuclear Iran Would Lead to Middle East Arms Race

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Natanz Nuclear Facility in Iran. Photo: Hamed Saber.

ABC News – A high-level U.S. military commander said today that if Iran is allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, another country in the region has already pledged to do the same.

“At least one other nation has told me they would do that,” said Gen. James Mattis, the commander of the U.S. Central Command, before an open hearing for the Senate Armed Services Committee. “At a leadership level, they have assured [me] they would not stay without a nuclear weapon” if Iran had one.

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