Israeli leadership is not satisfied with the role of the United States to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Israeli Prime Ministerbelieves that the US is actually helping Iran in developing atomic bomb by not setting the specific red lines. Israel desires the US set specific red lines on Iran’s nuclear program and mention in clear terms if the red lines are crossed military action would be initiated against the country. On the other hand, the United States believes that it is not necessary at the moment to set specific red lines against Iran, as the matter can be resolved through dialogue and negotiations.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel and the US have been discussing different options to put more pressure on Iran. He urged the US to announce red lines as it is the only way to stop the country from enriching uranium. However, during an interview to Bloomberg radio, Secretary of Statesaid that by far negotiations are the best way to deal with the nuclear issue of Iran. She also rejected the reports that the US was going to set any red lines against Iran’s controversial nuclear program. For the last couple of months, the Israeli prime minister and Defense Minister have been planning to attack nuclear facilities of Iran, but so far have failed to get any backing from the US and other Western countries.
There is no doubt in the fact that if Iran goes nuclear, peace and stability of the whole region will be at stake. However, it is also a fact that it will bring disaster to the region if Israel attacks nuclear facilities of Iran. Dialogue is the only way forward and the six world powers - the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany - have also been coaxing Iranian officials to suspend the uranium enrichment, have so far failed to convince the country despite having three comprehensive rounds of dialogue on the issue. The rounds of dialogue between representatives of these countries and representatives of Iran were held in Istanbul, Baghdad and Moscow, but they all remained inconclusive. Through the course of all these dialogues, Iran remained stuck to its official position that the country’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Iranian officials say that the country desires to obtain nuclear energy from the program, besides conducting medical research for different lethal diseases like cancer. However, facts on the ground suggest something totally different from the official position of Iran. It is reported that Israel and four Western countries started comprehensive spying of Iran’s nuclear program after the country refused in February permission to nuclear inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the Parchin nuclear site.