Backing ‘every’ option against Iran, Blinken appears to nod at military action

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Backing ‘every’ option against Iran, Blinken appears to nod at military action
Comments made by the US secretary of state alongside his Israeli counterpart send a message to Israel that an offensive strike could be used to keep Tehran from getting the bomb
By Ron Kampeas
14 October 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Yair Lapid got what he wanted out of his Washington visit: the word “every,” instead of “other.” During Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first meeting with United States President Joe Biden in August, Bennett was happy with what he heard: the American president, despite his desire to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, said that if Iran does not engage in good faith diplomacy with the nations involved in the deal, the US would consider “other options” in getting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions.

It was a sign that Israel and US Democrats, long far apart in their opinions on how to best contain Iran, were coming closer together. Lapid, on his official trip as foreign minister in Washington, pushed things along even further. He looked on Wednesday as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that “every” option was on the table if Iran does not engage in a good faith effort to negotiate the US reentry into the nuclear deal.

more............ https://www.timesofisrael.com/backi...an-blinken-appears-to-nod-at-military-action/
 
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