Baku. Konul Jafarli – APA. “A major US arms deal with Israel sends Iran a "very clear signal" that military action remains an option to stop it from going nuclear,” said US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in Tel Aviv , APA reports quoting Geo World.
Asked if a multi-billion dollar arms package with Israel was designed to convey a message that a military strike remains an option, he said: "I don't think there's any question that's another very clear signal to Iran. I think it's clear.... that Israel and the United States see the threat of Iran exactly the same. So I don't think there's any daylight there. When you break down into the specifics of the timing of when and if Iran decides to pursue a nuclear weapon, there may well be some differences".
He also said there is still time for diplomacy and international sanctions to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute peacefully.