World 2 August 2012 Quote of the day US defence secretary Leon Panetta on military action against Iran. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML We will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, period. We will not allow them to develop a nuclear weapon, and we will exert all options in the effort to ensure that that does not happen. US defence secretary Leon Panetta warns of possible military action against Iran. › Badminton scandal: the game's flawed, not the players Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) listens as US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) speaks to the media before a meeting. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles If the cuts are necessary, where's Philip Hammond's deficit target gone? How Labour's power-brokers will divide up the party's safe seats What kind of Christian is Theresa May?