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Diplomatic solution to Iran nuclear issue infinitely preferable: U.S. general
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_famous_02_am32.jpgTEHRAN – General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program is infinitely preferable to a military operation. 
 
Dempsey has made the remarks in an interview with Sky News Arabia during his visit to the United Arab Emirates this week.
 
He also said that the United States maintains a “credible and capable amount of military force in the region so that if the diplomatic track fails, it is available to my leaders.”
 
“If (Iran) takes the opportunity and comes to that conclusion diplomatically, everyone will be better off,” he said.
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, the general said, “There are many things that cause me concern about Iran, both regionally and globally, that will not be solved even if the nuclear issue is solved.”
 
The United States would like Iran to become a constructive influence in the world, he said. 
 
With its rich history and a culture that has influenced the world, Dempsey said Iran can take a constructive turn.
 
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