October 5th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

U.S. Navy continues war games in Persian Gulf as Iran floats deal to end nuclear development

Our 3rd story OutFront – rising tension with Iran.

Iranian officials surprised the world today as they announced they're discussing a plan to suspend production of weapons-grade uranium in exchange for the United States dropping some of the sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy in recent months. Their plummeting currency triggered rare protests in the streets of Tehran this week.

The catch? The White House isn't buying it. U.S. officials say that Iran's proposal doesn't contain enough oversight and accountability, and in the long run wouldn't guarantee that they wouldn't or couldn't develop a nuclear weapon.

Not only is the administration not accepting the deal, they're stepping up pressure in the form of ongoing military games in the Persian Gulf. CNN's Chris Lawrence is at the scene.

Filed under: International • Iran • Military • National Security
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Gage R

    I am not saying that it would be right but y don't we Send a bomber or a set of navy seals.to look in it for anything the bomber is to take it out if we haft to and the rusher leader said that they have planes loaded with bombs to take them out if the try anything

    October 9, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
  2. nick

    Romney and his neocon friends had better learn than Iran is no Iraq. I guess they still won't admit that mistake.
    . If he gets in, and they have their way, we had better be ready for $10 a gallon for gas., because the first thing Iran does , is close the straits.
    Are all you Israeli firsters ready for that ??

    October 9, 2012 at 7:34 am | Reply
  3. Mike H.

    And the Sabre-rattling continues... Can the US really afford a new war with Iran? Militarily? Financially?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply

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