Both the US and NATO took the Georgian conflict as a rehearsal for a future military operation in Iran, Russian military analyst Leonid Ivashov declared on Wednesday, quoted by RIA Novosti. He added that the international community was very close to a serious conflict against Iran.

He declared that the probability of a new war instrumented against Iran was growing every day because Washington officials adopted a policy of chaos. Regarding the Georgian conflict, Ivashov declared that NATO main goal was to neutralize Russia's role in the world.