""There are many cracks in the ring closing tighter on Iran. We criticize this," he said, also singling out UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for traveling to Tehran this week.
Ya'alon's statements came a day after Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey said that he did not want to be "complicit" if Israel chose to strike Iran's nuclear program, positing that a premature attack would dissolve the international pressure on the Islamic Republic.
Speaking to journalists in London, Dempsey said an attack would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear program," but added that the "international coalition" pressuring Iran "could be undone if it was attacked prematurely".
"I don't want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it," he added." JP
Martin Dempsey is either a brave man who understands his oath to the Republic or he is fronting for the BHO administration's real policy. Maybe it is both.
Natanyahu is coming to Washington to crack the whip over BHO before the election. According to this JP story he will demand a firm commitment as to a US attack on Iran, dates and all. IMO the implied threat will be to throw the weight of the AIPAC/Israel political forces behind Romney in the election if his will is not done.
IMO BHO should defy him and go on national televion to give the details of the threat and blackmail from the leader of a small country that is deeply in debt to us both financially and strategically. Part of the broadcast should be an offer to release to the media, all of the media, the tapes of the Natanyahu meeting. pl