NYT: Israeli attack on Iran would aggravate situation

US paper warns against repercussions of military attack, urges to stick to sanctions, diplomacy instead. ‘Netanyahu may attack Iran before summer,’ it claims


Yitzhak Benhorin

WASHINGTON – Following multiple reports published about military attack would almost certainly make things worse. Tough‘Panetta believes Israel will strike Iran soon’





According to the op-ed, Washington still believes there is “time and space” for sanctions to work and that „Israel must defend itself,” but adds „there is a frightening scenario going around Washington and several European capitals that Prime Minister Aaron David Miller, a Mideast peace negotiator in the Clinton administration, told the Bloomberg website that the allies have a “significant analytic difference” over how close Iran is to shielding the nuclear program from attack.


“There’s a growing concern – more than a concern – that the Israelis, in order to protect themselves, might launch a strike without approval, warning or even foreknowledge,” Miller was quoted as saying.


Meanwhile, CNN reported Saturday that


The officials explained that Israel has an intermediate IDF or Mossad – would possibly be dropped at the sites to collect forensics or assist with illumination of the targets.


Instead of trying to completely destroy Iran’s nuclear program, officials told NBC they believe the strikes will focus on the facilities that are deemed most critical, in an effort to delay the nuclear program.