Former Secretary of State Colin Powell does not believe the U.S. will attack Iran and says Washington should speak to Tehran and Syria. Powell made those remarks during the Leaders in London Business Forum on Thursday. "Iran is a regional power and it will have to be dealt with. We should find ways to speak to them and also speak to the Syrians," he said.
Obviously, Powell does not speak for President Bush anymore, but he could not see any circumstances which would cause a military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. "We all agree that it's not a good thing for Iran to develop their nuclear program if it could develop nuclear weapons, but the United States is not going to attack Iran," he said. Instead, Powell said, the Bush administration would have to work with the UN and Russia to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons.