JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. and Britain on Sunday urged Israel not to attack Iran's nuclear program as the White House's national security adviser arrived in the region, reflecting growing international jitters that the Israelis are poised to strike.
In their warnings, both the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and British Foreign Minister William Hague said an Israeli attack on Iran would have grave consequences for the entire region and urged Israel to give international sanctions against Iran more time to work. Dempsey said an Israeli attack is "not prudent," and Hague said it would not be "a wise thing."
In an interview broadcast on CNN Sunday, Dempsey said Israel has the capability to strike Iran and delay the Iranians "probably for a couple of years. But some of the targets are probably beyond their reach."
He expressed concern that an Israeli attack could spark reprisals against U.S. targets in the Gulf or Afghanistan, where American forces are based.
"That's the question with which we all wrestle. And the reason that we think that it's not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran," Dempsey said.
In a sign that the diplomatic pressure might be working, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that a new round of talks with six world powers on the nuclear program will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Ali Akbar Salehi didn't give any timing for the talks.....snip~
We Immediately sent somebody over besides Dempsey. Seems all are starting to brow-beat the Israelis down about not attacking Iran. Even to the point of telling them that we doubt they can get the job done. This is not going to sit well with the Israelis. Obama cannot keep telling them for the best interests of the region. Plus the French have been hammering at them to not make any moves.
Israel has it's own National Security Interests and in that essence of things they can tell us to STFU. Moreover it's not Israel now threatening they want a Nuke. It's the $#@! Saudi pushing that agenda for the Sunni. Then Turkey!
Instead of the Saudi doing all this talking behind closed doors. Why don't they take their putz azzes on over to Iran and do something about them instead of always talking $#@! about them, and trying to get others to their dirty work. But I do take notice of the Suaidis allowing Irans Fleet to dock in their port.....huh?