K.S. Rajan (1 Feb 2012)


CIA Director David Petraeus (r) listens as Director of National Intelligence,
James Clapper, left, testifies on Capitol Hill, Washington, Jan. 31, 2012.
America’s top intelligence official says Iran is increasingly willing to conduct attacks in the United States or against U.S. interests overseas, but does not appear to have decided to build a nuclear weapon.
In written testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said last year’s foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington shows that some Iranian officials “are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived actions that threaten the regime.” He said such officials could include the country’s supreme leader.
Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran
nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals
During a broadcasted meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA Director, panel Chairperson indicate they met Tamir Pardo in Washington this week; U.S. official: Iran willing to attack U.S. targets if threatened