Question: How do you convince the world that – even though you’re armed to the teeth and have a bad track record of invading countries - you really have “no choice” but make a “pre-emptive military strike” against another country you don’t like?
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that Israel could attack Iran in the next few months. This follows Israeli reports that Iran has the capability to develop four nuclear bombs and reach the US with a missile strike.
UN Security Council members have agreed to the text of a resolution on Syria. Reports say the new draft does not include provisions which Russia vocally opposed, namely an arms embargo and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said an embargo on arms supplies to Syria is out of the question – along with any resolution that could threaten to aggravate conflict in the country.
Iran could launch terror attacks on America if threatened, but has yet to develop a nuclear bomb, US spy agencies have announced. However, experts believe the report’s allegations are baseless and jeopardize the 5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
A major diplomatic battle over the fate of Syria has begun at the United Nations, with Russia and China the only permanent Security Council members challenging the UN's right to ‘meddle’ in sovereign states’ internal problems.