Israel’s Iran War Talk Aims at Deal for Tougher U.S. Policy by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Aug. 16, 2012

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WASHINGTON, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) – Two recent interviews apparently given by Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak provide evidence that the new wave of reports in the Israeli press about a possible Israeli attack on Iran is a means by which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barak hope to leverage a U.S. shift toward Israel’s red lines on Iran’s nuclear programme.

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Dempsey Told Israelis U.S. Won’t Join Their War on Iran by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Feb. 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 (IPS) – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders Jan. 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington, according to accounts from well-placed senior military officers.

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