The memoir of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was recently released, and in it she noted that the U.S. should consider tougher penalties against Iran's government in an effort to bring its leadership down, Fox News reported.
According to the news outlet, Rice said that the U.S. should never take the option of military force against Iran off the table, as she called the current regime "the poster child for state sponsorship of terrorism."
"This is one of the downsides of having our forces out of Iraq, because we can confront the Iranians in Iraq," Rice said. "Frankly, I think it would help the regional balance to have a residual American presence there. We need to find a way to help the Iraqis sustain themselves through this period and to — to deal with their somewhat meddlesome neighbor in Iran."
The Associated Press reported that Rice said the current regime has no legitimacy left, while diplomats told the news outlet that the U.N. Atomic Agency plans to disclose intelligence concerning a possible computer model of a nuclear warhead made by the Iranian government.