Why can not the world bear Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran?
American Christian Monitor newspaper asked in a report today if the world can stand Israeli strike against Iran? And it came ... Under the Charter of the United Nations, neither Israel nor the United States has the legal right to launch pre-emptive military attack on Iran.
Now after the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reaching to a standstill, we hear once again that Israel, with or without the participation of the United States, is about to attack Iran.
But Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon on Sunday, called for an international declaration that diplomatic efforts to halt Tehran's enrichment of uranium have failed. Such a declaration would make clear that "all options are on the table" for Israel and the United States, and NATO.
Other news reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Unlink]
says the decision of the war with Iran will be taken in the autumn of this year.
The opinion of the newspaper that what is at stake now is not only a threat to a huge war in the troubled region, but more importantly in the long term, the future of the international peace process itself ... After the horrors of World War II, States sought to establish an international system to ensure the maintenance of peace and international security and signed on June 26, 1945, the United Nations Charter, which prohibits members of the organization "the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.
The paper points out in its report, it was under a strict formula of the Charter, neither Israel nor the United States has a legal right to pre-emptive military strike against Iran. Moreover, if the United States participated in such an attack without congressional approval, the U.S. president violates the law, as well as the Charter of the United Nations, which has become part of U.S. law.
The report described the so-called "Bush doctrine" of preventive attack as dangerous doctrine violates Article 51. There is nothing in the Charter of the United Nations Any justification for a pre-emptive strike, but George W. Bush [Unlink]
in 2003 began with strikes "shock and awe" on Iraq, based on false intelligence reports that Saddam Hussein [Unlink]
had weapons of mass destruction.
So no wonder the Israeli planners believe that they have an absolute legal mandate to bomb the Iranians, even on the assumption that Iran is developing a nuclear bomb and intend to use it against Israel.
The report concludes , saying it was time for President Obama to say "no" to the Israelis, not more military aid (now amounting to more than 3 billion a year) if there will be a military strike against Iran. He must publicly and definitively rule out the possibility of U.S. participation in any military attack on Iran.