Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called on the US to do everything in its power to bring down the Iranian government. Speaking on ABC, Rice also said that the imminent withdrawal of US troops from Iraq could make it harder for the US to deal with Iran.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to release a report this week warning that Iran is getting closer than ever to creating a viable nuclear bomb. That report is likely to prompt renewed calls from some in the US for American troops to prepare for a military confrontation with Iran.
Rice’s comments are in stark contrast to the suggestion by Ron Paul, earlier in the day, that the US should take a more diplomatic approach to the Iranian problem. Paul has generally called for the US to refrain from interventionist foreign wars wherever possible, whereas many in Washington seem to see war as a viable foreign policy.