January 25, 2010

Israel and Iran’s Elections

Till now, Israel has been relatively passive in commenting on Iran’s elections on June 12, but it is clear that Netanyahu’s government is following the events very closely. It was recently written in the German magazine Spiegel that the presidential elections in Iran have convinced Israel’s government that the solution to Iran’s nuclear issue is not through talks, but through the use of the military. This news report was published on the same day when US Vice-President Joseph Biden told the ABC network that “Israel can determine for itself – it’s a sovereign nation – what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else,” even though Barack Obama stressed two days later that Biden’s words did not mean that the US has agreed with an Israeli strike on Iran.

Till now, Israel has been relatively passive in commenting on Iran’s elections on June 12, but it is clear that Netanyahu’s government is following the events very closely. It was recently written in the German magazine Spiegel that the presidential elections in Iran have convinced Israel’s government that the solution to Iran’s nuclear issue is not through talks, but through the use of the military. This news report was published on the same day when US Vice-President Joseph Biden told the ABC network that “Israel can determine for itself – it’s a sovereign nation – what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else,” even though Barack Obama stressed two days later that Biden’s words did not mean that the US has agreed with an Israeli strike on Iran.


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