Monday, February 6, 2012

Obama says U.S. working with Israel to solve Iran nuclear crisis 'diplomatically' as fears grow Israel could launch attack imminently

President Barack Obama said Sunday he does not think Israel has decided whether to attack Iran over its disputed nuclear program, a standoff that has the Middle East on edge.

The president sought to assure allies and foes alike that the United States was working in lockstep with Israel to solve the crisis, ‘hopefully diplomatically.’

Mr Obama's comments came as Israel's major allies in the West are working hard to talk it out of a unilateral military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, arguing forcefully that an attack ultimately would only strengthen the regime in Tehran.

Israel fears that Iran is fast approaching a point at which a limited military strike no longer would be enough to head off an Iranian bomb. Read More