SOFIA, Feb. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Bulgaria as a
NATO member will join a possible strike on Iran if the Alliance is accredited to
launch the attack, Bulgarian Defense Minister Veselin Bliznakov said on Monday.
Talking to a local TV channel,
Bliznakov said that the U.S.-led NATO might attack Iran aiming at stopping it
from developing nuclear weapons.
"This might happen if the situation becomes really
complicated," commented the minister.
Bulgaria maintains really good relations with the
countries from the Arab world, underlined Bliznakov, but Bulgaria also supports
the European standpoint on the "Iran issue", which demands Iran's transparency
in the domain of nuclear technology, self-control and guarantees of not
developing a nuclear weapon.
However, the minister said, there are still not
enough guarantees made by the Iranian authorities.
The U.S. military are drawing up a plan for attack on
Iran with an aim to stop it from developing nuclear weapons, in case diplomatic
efforts fail, unveiled the British "Sunday Telegraph" on Feb. 12.
The Central Command and Strategic Command planners
were "identifying targets, assessing weapon-loads and working on logistics for
an operation," the newspaper reported. Enditem