January 15, 2012
A US senator says President Barack Obama is prepared to issue the order for a military attack on Iran if the Washington-engineered sanctions fail to stop Tehran’s nuclear program.
“[Obama] is definitely capable of ordering a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities,” Joe Lieberman (I-CT) told The Cable in a Friday interview.
“I don’t know that the president will order a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities even if the sanctions don’t work, but I know that he’s capable of doing that and I believe he’s prepared to do that,” Lieberman said, adding that he doesn’t think Obama would ever send ground troops to Iran.
The US, Israel and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have used this allegation as a pretext to convince the UN Security Council to impose four rounds of sanctions on Iran.