Iran: War Drums Begin Beating in Washington


Daniel Luban and Jim Lobe

Iran War Drums Begin Beating in Washington

As nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West continue to move slowly, U.S. President Barack Obama is coming under growing pressure from what appears to be a concerted lobbying and media campaign urging him to act more aggressively to stop Iran’s nuclear programme.

Obama has given Tehran an end-of-September deadline to respond substantively to his offer of diplomatic engagement. But already hawks in the U.S. – backed by hardline pro-Israel organisations – have pressed him to quickly impose “crippling” economic sanctions against Tehran, and some are arguing that he should make preparations for a military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

The pressure campaign kicked off in earnest this week. On Thursday, hundreds of leaders and activists from the U.S. Jewish community descended on Washington to lobby for harsher sanctions, while widely-publicised media reports suggested that Iran is already nearing the verge of a nuclear capability.

Leaders from Jewish groups came for a national “Advocacy Day on Iran”, during which they met with key Congressional figures.

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5 Responses

  1. Yasir says:

    Davy, what do u think , only US and israel has the right to defend its nation by the continuous enrichment of uranium and plutonium, what do u think Negev desert is for ?? Haven’t u seen how US nuked Japan ?? The most terrorist nation after Israel and India is USA. Havent u seen how 911 is done, then Iraq and afghan Invasion ( quite interesting to see roasted NATO Soldiers there in Afghanistan, US will never pull up back safely, Afghans will give them hard time) and now these terrorists(israel india and usa ) r looking towards my motherland Pakistan. We are sleeping for a while, but not dead, we need a good loyal govt, else our ppl are strong enough to defend the nation’s nuclear program with the collaboration of our brave Armed forces. We have not achieved this nuclear technology to be disposed off or to give it as a gift to terrorists like USA.

    Attack on Iran will be the nightmare for these terrorists. I am quite pleased to see the countries like Iran Afghanistan and Pakistan are giving hard time to the fulfillment of the zionists neocon dreams. Its not easy to invade us. Our elders sacrificed their lives to get this country and we r still giving our lives.

    Its amazing how can u say that Iran should end their nuclear program. True muslim always believe in ” a day of lion is better than the life of 100 years of…………
    Remember my friend, u can imagine why the super powers ( so called USA and israel) thinking again n again to attack iran, hahaaha….coz they know what will be the after maths :D…and my dear friend its nice to see that u need peace in the world, so my kind advise for u is to suggest USA and Israel to ” pull the trump card out of the bag and declare their nuclear program ended, call in the inspectors to take away their equipment and concentrate all their efforts into a solar power energy regime, this would BOOST up the WORLD PEACE forever “.
    Take care

  2. If all this is about to take place then Iran could really pull the trump card out of the bag and declare their nuclear program ended, call in the inspectors to take away their equipment and concentrate all their efforts into a solar power energy regime, this would bugger up the USA and Isreal for the future.

    Let face it nuclear has a limited shelf life, there is only 20 years tops of the energy needed to make things this way, the sun will last forever and its free, Iran is in the right place to sell this power to all their neighbours, even Isreal.

    Then Iran would then keep their oil and be in a better position later on, I really hope Iran would do what their nation needs to stay alive, if there was a warning sign as to what will happen, ask them to look next door.

    The gentlest gainster is always the surest winner.

  3. KM says:

    would Russia & China stand by idly when/if Israel launches those attacks?

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