Monday, February 6, 2012

Israel attack to Iran is imminent say top officials

Israel seems unmoved, and United States Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has reportedly concluded that an Israeli attack on Iran is likely in the coming months. US President Barack Obama said yesterday that he does not think Israel has decided whether to attack Iran, telling NBC News in an interview that the US was "going to be sure that we work in lockstep as we proceed to try to solve this hopefully diplomatically". Despite harsh economic sanctions and international pressure, Iran is refusing to abandon its nuclear programme, which it insists is purely civilian, and threatening Israel and the West. It is beginning to cause jitters in world capitals and financial markets. "Of course I worry that there will be a military conflict," Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said in a magazine interview last week. He said Britain was "straining every single sinew to resolve this through a combination of pressure and engagement", rather than military action. Read more…


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