US Military Chief, Martin Dempsey, Cautions Against Israeli Attack on Iran (Second Coming Watch Update #18)

US military chief, Martin Dempsey, cautions against an Israeli attack on Iran. According to the Guardian, the United States is stepping up efforts to dissuade Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear facilities, with a strong public warning by the US military's most senior figure and the dispatch of two high-ranking officials to Jerusalem.

The Iran Foreign Minister says his country is ready to face a 'worst-case scenario' to defend its nuclear program. According to Haaretz, Iran is determined to pursue the advancement of its nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, adding that Tehran was prepared for any "worst-case scenario" in an attempt to defend its nuclear aspirations.

Iran has cut oil exports to Britain and France. According to the Associated Press, Iran's Oil Ministry has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran's crucial fuel exports.

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