TEL AVIV — Israel is preparing for a compromise agreement by Western powers that
would approve Iran's uranium enrichment program.
Officials and analysts said the European Union and United States were
moving toward an offer that would enable Teheran to continue to enrich
uranium. They said the proposal was expected to be submitted to Iran over
the next few months.
"I heard, unenthusiastically, the Americans' statement that they will
defend their allies in the event that Iran arms itself with an atomic bomb,
as if they have already reconciled with this possibility, and this is a
mistake," Dan Meridor, an Israeli Cabinet minister responsible for the
intelligence community, said. "We don't need to deal now with the assumption
that Iran will attain nuclear weapons, rather prevent this."
On July 21, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United
States would offer defense guarantees to its allies should Teheran assemble
nuclear weapons, Middle East Newsline reported.
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"We want Iran to calculate what I think is a fair assessment: that if
the United States extends a defense umbrella over the region, if we do even
more to develop the military capacity of those [allies] in the Gulf, it is
unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer," Ms. Clinton said.
"We have been receiving signals that Washington will support a
compromise that will allow Iran to enrich uranium under international
supervision," an official said.
Israeli officials and analysts viewed Ms. Clinton's statement as a
signal that the United States would tolerate an Iranian nuclear weapons
arsenal. They said the Obama administration was resigned to the
likelihood that Iran has already completed the nuclear fuel cycle, developed
a nuclear warhead and could assemble an atomic bomb within weeks.
Leading Israeli analysts agreed that Obama has virtually eliminated a
U.S. military option against Iran. Instead, the White House was preparing to
offer a compromise that would grant approval to Iran's uranium enrichment
program, banned by the United Nations Security Council.
"Both the United States and the European Union are coming to the
conclusion that Iran will turn nuclear in any case, so there is a need for a
compromise," Ephraim Kam, a senior fellow at the Institute for National
Security Studies, said.
Officials said the prospect of a Western compromise offer to Iran would
mark a leading subject in discussions with a visiting U.S. defense
On July 29, a U.S. delegation, including National Security
Advisor James Jones, presidential adviser Dennis Ross as well as senior
members of the U.S. intelligence community, was scheduled to arrive in
Israel in an effort to resume a strategic dialogue regarding Iran.
"Understand that a nuclear-armed Iran could provide a nuclear umbrella
to terrorists, and it could possibly provide nuclear weapons to terrorists,"
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders in a
conference call on July 21.
"I think for the sake of the peace of the world
and the security of my own country and that of the United States, this must
not be allowed to happen."
One can only hope that the long term policy of the current U.S. administration is not ideologically blindsided by fake egalitarianism. While the Cheney-Bush adventurism was wrong, the Obama cave-in is just as bad.
12:16 p.m. / Sunday, July 25, 2009
The Iraqis, Afghanis, Palestinians and Israelis are victims of the benighted despots agenda - the eradication of encroaching democracy from the Middle East.
Uninspired leaders and, particularly, the despots of the Middle East inculcate hatred for their own narrow interests and are willing to spend their last dollar and sacrifice the last misguided Iranian/Palestinian/Iraqi/Afghani “Freedom Fighter” to ensure the perpetuation of their disfranchising, exploitive and intimidating autocratic regimes. Muslims of the World arise and dispose of those who have chained you to lives of abject slavery. You have nothing to lose but your chains of degradation.
3:37 p.m. / Saturday, July 26, 2009
I am in total agreement with Bob S.'s comments. America is doomed, you are right, we have our KING and it is not Obamam. It is Christ who will come in all his glory. I do not believe that [Obama] has any Godly aspect to his life at all. Only God can protect us.
2:34 p.m. / Saturday, July 25, 2009
America should have known that Obama is a closet Muslim who also is not proven to be a natural born American citizen. This is a sad day in history and I pray that Israel has the courage to stand alone because Obama will not help them.
2:20 a.m. / Saturday, July 25, 2009
Yes, it is a scary world indeed, under Obama. Look how quick he jumped to judgement over the police acting "stupidly". This is the leader of the free world who did not take the time to read the police report. But the God of Abraham , Issac and Jacob , the alpha an omega, is in control. God Bless.
1:15 a.m. / Saturday, July 25, 2009
Obama and his administration is selling out America, Israel and its allies. He is making this world more dangerous than safer. He is a weak, spineless leader. Ever heard of the Manchurian Candidate? America you have your King. Now because of voting on emotion rather than intellect the whole world pays the price. He is selling us out to terrorists and their supporters.