Saturday, November 10, 2012
5 ways events overseas could shape Obama's second term
Iran says ready for 'any threat' An Iranian general today did not deny the Pentagon claims. He appeared to hint that the US drone was in fact over Iranian waters – less than 12 nautical miles from the coastline – and that Iran would take on any intruder. Iran would “firmly” respond to any ground, sea, or air "invasion.”
The near-clash comes at a moment of heightened tension and expectations between Iran, the US, Israel, and Western powers. Secret US-Iran meetings have reportedly preceded a resumption of talks later this month about Iran’s controversial nuclear program; the US is imposing more sanctions, and Iran has been the target of a lethal covert war.