The United States doesn't want Israel taking military action against Iran's nuclear program, and top officials have been traveling to Jerusalem this summer to make their case in person. Any attack would be dangerous and premature, they say, because Iran is suffering under crippling sanctions, the world is united against Tehran as never before, and all options remain on the table.
In reality, [Obama's] administration is "buying time" for a more pernicious agenda: time for covert action to sabotage Tehran's nuclear program; time for sanctions to set the stage for regime change in Iran; and time for the United States, its European and Sunni Arab partners, and Turkey to weaken the Islamic Republic by overthrowing the Assad government in Syria.
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) blasted President Barack Obama on Sunday for not doing anything to help Iranians protesting for democracy in 2009. "There's been some major strategic errors," she said about his foreign policy on NBC's "Meet the Press." Ayotte, a first-term senator who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, explained that the Iran situation is "the one that really sticks with [her]."
At a time of renewed debate over whether stopping Iran might require military strikes, the expanded intelligence collection has reinforced the view within the White House that it will have early warning of any move by Iran to assemble a nuclear bomb, officials said.- But is this anything more than spin?
The Obama administration and its European allies plan to open new negotiations with Iran by demanding the immediate closing and ultimate dismantling of a recently completed nuclear facility deep under a mountain, according to American and European diplomats.
President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to forge ahead with tough sanctions on Iran, saying there was enough oil in the world market - including emergency stockpiles - to allow countries to cut Iranian imports. In his decision, required by a sanctions law he signed in December, Obama said increased production by some countries as well as "the existence of strategic reserves" helped him come to the conclusion that sanctions can advance.
US President Barack Obama has accused Iran of imposing an "electronic curtain" of censorship, announcing steps to use software and social media to help Iranians communicate online.
When it comes to America's security, President Barack Obama has turned out to be just as ruthlessly determined as his predecessor -- particularly when it comes to using drones to wage the war on terror. But the target of his recent legal repositioning might have much less to do with terrorists than with Iran.
Saying new negotiations with Iran will provide "a pretty good sense fairly quickly" of whether a diplomatic solution can prevent war, President Obama challenged Tehran to end the mounting crisis with the West over its disputed nuclear program. Obama spoke shortly after the United States, China, Russia and key European allies said they were prepared to accept an offer in a letter from a senior Iranian official expressing Tehran's readiness to reopen negotiations that broke down in January 2011.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) get-together in Washington takes place in an intimidating, cavernous Colosseum where the wealthy crowd ululates in unison for Iranian blood. A passable tactician but a lousy strategist, Bibi the Bully's only game in town is "Bomb Iran". This is justified by the "existential threat" posed by non-nuclear Iran to a nuclear-armed garrison state/settler colony that is literally, graphically wiping a whole people (the Palestinians) off the map.
With Israel warning of a possible military strike on Iran s nuclear facilities, President Obama urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday to give diplomacy and economic sanctions a chance to work before resorting to military action.
President Obama, speaking days before a crucial meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, stiffened his pledge to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, even as he warned Israel of the negative consequences of a pre-emptive military strike on Iran s nuclear facilities