Iran is willing to attack on U.S. soil. That's the assessment from Intelligence Director James Clapper in written testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, noting the plot that U.S. authorities stopped to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in Washington, D.C. The country and its nuclear program topped concerns on the Committee's hearing on worldwide security threats.
FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from the West Wing in our ongoing series on national security:
(Clapper) "This is an area that we're very, very concerned about."
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, not hiding his concern about the stand-off with Iran over its nuclear program. While he agrees it's as close as a year from building a bomb, it's not clear they will do it.
(Clapper) "They are certainly moving on the path, but we don't believe they have made the decision to go ahead with a nuclear weapon."
But CIA Director David Petraeus says Iran's uranium enrichment activities give cause for concern.
(Petraeus) "The amount of 20%-enriched uranium they have exceeds any requirement, for example, for the Tehran research reactor."
And the witnesses testified Iran could make good on its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil shipments, at least for a time.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.
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