The pressure on Iran is intensifying. This week President Obama signed legislation tightening the sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran. In addition, the European Union announced that by summer they will also be implementing a ban on oil from the Islamic Republic. The question everyone is asking though is are these measures enough to stop Israel from attacking Iran?
Iran has been enriching uranium for many years now. They claim their uranium enrichment program is for power generation and medical research. The Israelis, Americans and Europeans believe that Iran is enriching uranium to build nuclear bombs. Israel has repeatedly said all options including military ones are on the table to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
United State Secretary of Defense says that if the situation stays as it is right now, Israel could attack Iran as early as April.
The Iranians have a genocidal hatred of Israel and their leaders often refer to the Jewish State as a cancer that needs to be erased. They have threatened to destroy Israel many times and “wipe them off the map. Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad has said on many occasions that just one nuclear bomb would be enough o destroy Israel.
Today the Iranian Parliament said the country may withhold oil shipments to European Countries for their support of sanctions. If they do the world may see a large increase in oil prices without giving other oil producing nations enough time to make up for the shortfall. Iran has also threatened to close the Straits of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. More than 1/6th of the world’s oil passes through the strategic straits. Th US has said they will consider the closing of the straits an act of war.
Do you think the new sanctions and threats will deter Israel from attacking Iran?