The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has left the US for Tel-Aviv, Israel to talk about the Jewish State’s plans for Iran. The United States is trying to convince Israel that any plans to attack Iran will be reached in coordination with the them.
Israel is said to be preparing to strike Iran over its nuclear program. Iran claims that its program is based solely on providing electricity to its population. The United States, Israel and the European Union beleive the Islamic Republic is preparing to build a nuclear bomb.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that all options are on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The Obama administration has been pressuring Israel to coordinate any strategy with them and to give time for crippling sanctions placed on Iran to work.
Both Israel and the United States have said they will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
Iran has openly stated that if Israel attacks its nuclear facilities they will respond by attacking US positions in the Persian Gulf and by closing the strategic Straits of Hormuz, through which more than 1/5 of the world’s oil travels through.
Israeli Cabinet Minister Moshe Ya’alon today expressed his disappointment with the Obama Administration, leading the US to believe that Israel might be getting closer to unilateral strikes against Iran.
“In the United States, the Senate passed a resolution, by a majority of 100-to-1, to impose these sanctions, and in the U.S. administration there is hesitation for fear of oil prices rising this year, out of election-year considerations. In that regard, this is certainly a disappointment, for now.”
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