Obama to tell Netanyahu: Window for military action in Iran opens in June
Israel's Channel 10 reported on Tuesday night that President Hussein Obama will tell Prime Minister Netanyahu that Israel should sit tight and lay low, and that the United States will take military action sometime after June
if Iran has not given up the pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
Obama will come bearing the message that if diplomatic efforts and sanctions don’t bear fruit, Israel
should “sit tight” and let Washington take the stage, even if that
means remaining on the sidelines during a US military operation, Channel
10 reported. Netanyahu will be asked to refrain from any military
action and keep a low profile, avoiding even the mention of a strike,
the report said, citing unnamed officials.
In London Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said an Iran with nuclear weapons was “simply unacceptable” and warned the time limit for a diplomatic solution was running out.
“As we have repeatedly made clear, the window
for a diplomatic solution simply cannot remain open forever,” said
Kerry, on his first international tour as America’s top diplomat. “But
it is open today. It is open now and there is still time, but there is
only time if Iran makes the decision to come to the table and to
negotiate in good faith.
“We are prepared to negotiate in good faith,
in mutual respect, in an effort to avoid whatever terrible consequences
could follow failure, and so the choice really is in the hands of the
Iranians. And we hope they will make the right choice,” Kerry added.
Please note that there is nothing in this story that indicates it's a Purim tale. But let's hear anyone who actually believes that Obama is going to do this. I don't.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu, Iranian nuclear threat, US-Israel relationship