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US defence secretary Leon Panetta on military action against Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) listens as US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) speaks to the media before a meeting. Photograph: Getty Images.

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.