Washington threatens to resort to the military option against Iran
On Wednesday, the United States threatened to resort to the military option against Iran if the diplomatic track failed to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, in a threat that recalls with unprecedented clarity Israeli warnings in this regard.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a joint press conference with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid in Washington that the United States considers that a "diplomatic solution is the best way" to prevent the Islamic Republic from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
But he signaled more firmly than before that his patience is running out in light of the continuous suspension since June of negotiations aimed at saving the international agreement concluded in 2015 between Iran and the major powers.
Blinken said that "dialogue requires two parties, and at this stage we have not seen an intention by Iran" to engage in dialogue, and he reminded that the available margin "is shrinking."
In response to his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid's threat to use force against the Islamic Republic, Blinken said briefly, "We are ready to resort to other options if Iran does not change its course."
For his part, Lapid said, "I think the whole world understands what the 'other options' are."
"Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken and I are the sons of Holocaust survivors," the Israeli foreign minister said during the joint press conference with his American counterpart.
We realize that there are times when nations must use force to protect the world from evil.” He added, “Israel reserves the right to act at any time and in any way.”
During his visit to Washington, Lapid seeks to ask the administration of President Joe Biden to prepare an "Blanket" in case the diplomatic track with Iran fails.
The Americans began to talk more and more about the necessity of preparing alternative plans in the Iranian nuclear file.
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