Wednesday, September 12, 2012

US has no right to stop Israel acting on Iran

From JPost, 11 Sept 2012, by Herb Keinon:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that ...
"Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines in front of Iran, don't have a moral right to put a red light in front of Israel...."
"So far we can say with certainty that diplomacy and sanctions have not worked ...The sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, but have not stopped the Iranian nuclear program. That is a fact."
The comments came in response to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments that the United States will not set a deadline for Iran, and that negotiations remain "by far" the best option for stopping its nuclear program.
...Netanyahu reiterated his position that diplomacy and sanctions have not yielded concrete results.
"The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs...If Iran knows that there are no red lines, if Iran knows that there are no deadlines, what will it do? Exactly what it is doing. It is continuing without interference toward nuclear capability and nuclear bombs....The world tells Israel 'Wait, there is still time.' And I say 'Wait for what? Wait until when?'" ...

..."Your words on not setting red lines for the Iranians are are a slap in the face to the State of Israel," [MK Danny] Danon wrote in an urgent dispatch to Clinton.
"This irresponsibility in handing the Iranian issue is dangerous to the Western world. On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there is a need to issue clear lines to the Iranians, who are threatening the entire Western world," he continued.
Danon is in Washington promoting his new book, Israel: The Will to Prevail, which is highly critical of US President Barack Obama....
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