Israeli Prime Ministeris running out patience with the Obama administration, as he believes that this administration is not going to take any decisive step against Iran to stop the country’s controversial nuclear program. The Obama administration believes that the issue can be resolved through dialogue and negotiations. On the other hand, Netanyahu believes that Iran is just weeks away from developing the first nuclear bomb. He believes that it will take Iran four to eight weeks to develop its first nuclear bomb from the day it decides to have it.
Just days after the Israeli prime minister’s spokesman denied of any exchange of harsh words between Netanyahu and US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, it came straight from the horse’s mouth. US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers confirmed that during a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, the latter strongly censured Shapiro over the Obama administration’s policy over Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu said that it appears as if the US is not serious in stopping the nuclear program of Iran, so it should formally inform Israel about its decision. The Israeli prime minister said once the US defines its red line about Iran’s nuclear program, Israel will decide what it should do against Iran.
Rogers said that during the negotiations, Netanyahu lost his temper and began reprimanding Shapiro over President Barack Obama’s foreign policy on Iran’s nuclear program. The meeting was very tense and mood of the prime minister suggested that Israel was fast running out patience with the Obama administration. The prime minister even alleged that Iran is making fast progress in the nuclear program, owing to lax policy of President Obama on the Iranian program.
The Israeli prime minister and defense minister have been planning an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, but the world powers have not paid heed to Israel’s plans so far. This is also a factor that frustration of Israeli officials is growing against the world powers, especially the United States.
Earlier, a quarterly report of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran’s nuclear program - which has also been submitted with the United Nations - suggested that Iran had increased number of machines to enrich uranium and so the country is fast approaching the position where it can develop atomic bomb. Notwithstanding with the fact that the United States and European Union have slapped economic sanctions against Iran, the country is still determined to continue its nuclear program.