Officials of Israel have reportedly agreed that the reports of Iran’s nuclear bomb were not based on hard facts. This is in tune with the assessment of Washington DC officials who has been maintaining that Tehran has not yet decided on the actual construction of the bomb.
While Israel has been threatening to launch an attack on Iran to prevent it from proceeding with its ambitious nuclear plans, the US realizes that the escalation of tensions in the Gulf could influence the US presidential elections. Such regional conflict would certainly send oil prices soaring and that would, in turn, adversely affect the US economy.
Israel must also realize that in case it attacks Iran, as it had been saying, Iran would retaliate with a barrage of missiles and the Hezbolla from Lebanon and the Hamas from the Gaza Strip would join. And – the targets could include the US troops in the Gulf region.
Obviously, wait and watch would be a better option for Israel rather than rushing into a unwanted confrontation.