US and Iran may be at war in 2013, predicts former US envoy to Israel

 Times of Israel:

Martin Indyk: If a negotiated solution on Iran cannot be achieved in the next six months, ‘we’re going to have a military confrontation’

By September 17, 2012, 1:57 pm 12
Former US envoy to Israel Martin Indyk (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Former US envoy to Israel Martin Indyk (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Former United States ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk gave a dire prediction of impending conflict between the US and Iran next year.

If a negotiated solution on Iran’s nuclear drive cannot be achieved in the next six months, “I am afraid that 2013 is going to be a year in which we’re going to have a military confrontation with Iran,” Indyk said on the CBS news show “Face the Nation” on Sunday

“There is still time, perhaps six months, even by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s own time table to try to see if a negotiated solution can be worked out,” Indyk said, adding that “every effort and every chance” should be exhausted before employing a military strike against the Islamic Republic.

He also noted that Obama and Netanyahu don’t view the Iranian nuclear issue so differently. The US president is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, he said.

Indyk joined other policy experts who discussed, among other Mideast concerns, Israel’s pressuring of the US to set “red lines” for Iran’s nuclear program that, if crossed, would trigger military action.

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5 Replies to “US and Iran may be at war in 2013, predicts former US envoy to Israel”

  1. For negotiations to work both sides have to want them to work, Iran doesn’t want a negotiated settlement, they want nuclear weapons to start a major war so the Mahdi will return.

  2. There will be war, of that there is no doubt, even if just Israel & Iran are involved to begin with. Israel cannot allow Iran to get nukes.

  3. Check the archives of Jihadwatlch.org for background on Indyk. In Hugh Fitzgerlalds informative posts you’ll find Indyk has a long history of pandering for The House of Saudi.

  4. they would be far better off fomenting revolution in Iran.
    the Iranian people are pro west.
    it would be a disaster to go to war with them.

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