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Iran's Defense Minister responds to U.S. threats

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (ISNA)-Iran's defense minister said that Iran has got "various options" to respond to the U.S. "options on the table."

General Mustafa Najjar

Brigadier General Mustafa Najjar noted "Iran believes that the best approach for its nuclear issue is diplomacy and moving within the framework of the IAEA but the economic path through resolution is defeated and useless."

"Iran has various options to respond to the U.S threats and will use them according to the situation," he said referring to the U.S. defense secretary's words.

The U.S defense secretary Robert Gates in his interview with Fox News on Sunday had said that his country was pursuing its goal to force Iran halt its nuclear activities but he added "all options are on the table."

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