Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CJCS Mullen: "..we have no legal authority to impound the arms found on Iranian ship to Gaza..."

"..At a press conference in Washington, Admiral Mike Mullen, who heads the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said although American naval personnel boarded the ship and found the weapons, they had no legal authority to impound the arms. He suggested that more stringent resolutions by the UN Security Council would be required, stating clearly that Iran is violating standards against arms smuggling... Mullen stressed involving Iran in solving regional problems, including the deteriorating condition in Afghanistan and Pakistan..."

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