February 26, 2013
The Times of Israel reports that president Obama will tell Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu during a visit next month that a “window of opportunity” for a military strike on Iran will open in June if current diplomatic efforts fail.
Israeli TV reported on Monday that the United States will tell Israel to “sit tight” on the sidelines and keep a low profile as it attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Obama set the June attack deadline last year. At the time it was rumored that Israel would attack Iran prior to the U.S. presidential election in November.
Iran recently met with the International Atomic Energy Agency to discuss its nuclear program. The United States and Israel have repeatedly claimed Iran is working on a nuclear weapon despite a lack of conclusive evidence.
The Obama administration has said on numerous occasions that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. The Israelis have admitted this as well. Moreover, the intelligence community in the U.S. released a National Intelligence Estimate in 2007 indicating Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Under the terms of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has the right to produce nuclear power for peaceful purposes.
The so-called P5+1 nations – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – will meet today in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to discuss Iran’s nuclear program. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili leads the Iranian negotiating delegation and the P5+1 representatives are headed up by EU foreign policy boss Catherine Ashton.
Obama’s new Secretary of State, John Kerry, said in London on Monday that an Iranian nuclear program is unacceptable and warned that time for a diplomatic solution is running out. “As we’ve said again and again, an Iran with a nuclear weapon in that region, and given all that has happened, is simply unacceptable,” Kerry said during a news conference.
“The window for a diplomatic solution simply cannot by definition remain open forever. But it is open today. It is open now. There is still time but there is only time if Iran makes the decision to come to the table and negotiate in good faith,” Kerry said.
“We are prepared to negotiate in good faith, in mutual respect, in an effort to avoid whatever terrible consequences could follow failure,” he added. “And so the choice really is in the hands of the Iranians, and we hope they will make the right choice.”
In January, top globalist functionary Henry Kissinger said an attack on Iran will occur in the “foreseeable future” and would lead to a nuclear war and “a turning point in human history.”
“There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching,” Kissinger said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:05 am