Remember when President Obama said that he would have Israel’s back? Now he is thrusting a knife in it.
The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.
This come on top of the news coming from the UN there that Iran now has more than 2,100 uranium enrichment centrifuges at the Fordow site, twice as many as there were in May.
Even more disturbing is the UN report that Iran also increased its stockpile of higher grade uranium, which is not pure enough to build a bomb but more enriched than the material used in civilian reactors. Gee I wonder what that is for?
At the same time Iran keeps threatening Israel with destruction. For example, two weeks ago
Gen. Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Passive (civil) Defense
Organization and a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards, who
during a speech ahead of Al-Quds Day, an anti-Israel event initiated by
Iran, said that in order to liberate Palestine there was no other option
but to destroy Israel.
Day] is a reflection of the fact that no other way exists apart from
resolve and strength to completely eliminate the aggressive nature and
to destroy Israel,” Jalali said, according to a report by Iran¹s ISNA
According to the Yedioth Ahronoth report the US is trying to cut a deal with Iran, that says the US will not get involved with an Israeli strike as long as Iran doesn’t attack any US military installations.
To be honest I do not believe that Israel wants any US help. But the fact that we are telling Iran we will not support Israel makes Iran more steadfast in its desire to build a nuclear weapon and an Israeli action more likely.