Israel FM: 'Today, the Time for Diplomacy on Iran is Over'
“The international community should announce the diplomatic process with Iran a failure, TODAY,” said Ayalon. “It needs to be made clear that if they don’t halt their nuclear program all options will be on the table, and not just on Israel’s part.”
When asked how long the Iranians should have to cease their nuclear development, Ayalon responded: “WITHIN WEEKS.”
Negotiations between the six world powers, known as the P5+1, and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program broke down in July after failing to reach agreements about Tehran’s uranium enrichment and international oversight of its nuclear program, which Iran claims is meant for peaceful purposes and the West believes is aimed at developing weapons.
P5+1 participants have said they believe Iran’s participation in the diplomatic contacts indicates that it is feeling the pressure of sanctions, but there have been no signs of sanctions or other pressures directly impacting Iran’s nuclear program.
Meanwhile the governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer said that the BOI has formed a special task force to deal with the economic crisis that is likely to follow an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
"A strike would have dire effects… We are gearing for such a situation," he told Channel 2 news over the weekend.
Another indirect indication came Sunday, when Israel's military began sending mock text messages to cellphones warning of incoming missiles, part of a nationwide experiment that is to continue through Thursday and reach hundreds of thousands of cellphone users. Last week, defense officials confirmed that Israel's top-tier missile defense system has been upgraded.
Israeli media outlets say a military strike on Iran could be imminent and could take place in the coming months, but before the US election. Tel Aviv has long threatened to attack, saying international sanctions against the country over its nuclear plans are not enough.
*WillEase* wrote August 13, 2012 1:55:07 AM CEST
An attack on Iran is coming. But it won't come from Israel or the US!
In fact, the world's collective mouths will drop wide open by the verocity of the coming clash and who will be behind it.
As America becomes less and less committed to decisively dealing with the Iranian threat, Berlin will take up the mantle of Middle East policeman. Watch for Germany to become more and more aggressive in how it deals with Iran and radical Islam.
Pitbulterrorist wrote August 13, 2012 1:19:15 AM CEST
but iran ain't making nuclear weapons and all the intel agencys have said this, this go's from stupid to pure insanity if they think they can pull this off without serious kickback from the rest of the partly sane world. these people really do want to destroy themselves it's beyond logic why these idiotic jews think they can pull this off. they are completly insane and it getting a bit silly now
Wizard1313 wrote August 12, 2012 11:32:25 PM CEST
Just what we need , the Jews will want us to fight the war for them. Who will die, our young men and women and the poor Iranian civilians. If they strike, nad I thimk they will, the USA should take NO part in it and totally denounce it, but being the idiots are polititions are we will be drawn into the start of WW III.