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Report: US convenes on Iran war scenario

Source: Press TV

High-ranking US officials have reportedly held a special meeting to study options for a military strike against the Islamic Republic. The secret meeting was reportedly held on Tuesday either at the White House or at the US Department of Defense.

Anti-war protestors at the White House, April 2007 (photo by Ali Moayedian)

In response to questions by reporters regarding the subject of the meeting, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said he would not disclose any details.

Morrell said White House officials frequently hold sessions to discuss issues related to Iran. He, however, refused to reveal the details of Tuesday's meeting, informed sources told Press TV.

When asked about the secret meeting, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack declined to comment and referred reporters to the US Department of Defense.

The Pentagon spokesman claimed in an address to reporters that Washington was seeking to fight the fatal interference of the Iranian government in Iraq and went on to say that the US had 'conclusive evidence of Tehran's support for Iraq insurgency'.

Anti-war protestor at the White House, April 2007 (photo by Ali Moayedian)

Morrell also accused Tehran of double standard policies claiming that while the Islamic Republic claims it supports the Iraqi government, it funnels arms to those who destabilize the administration.

Washington continues to accuse Iran of supplying and training Iraqi militants; however, it has so far failed to provide 'smoking gun evidence' for its allegations.

Iran categorically denies such allegations, asserting that the country has vowed to help Iraq restore security and stability in the war-torn country.

Although US officials have recently rejected the possibility of an imminent attack on Iran, many critics inside and outside the US government harbor serious doubts about the Bush administration's claims and fear that despite the relentless war in neighboring Iraq, it is preparing for a war on Iran.

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