Seriously? WTF? American Thinker:
Apparently, Netanyahu consented, although he probably agreed because Israel wasnât planning an attack before then anyway.
Israel will only strike Iranian nuclear facilities in September or after the United States presidential elections in November, a White House official told the British Sunday Times newspaper after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama last week.
According to the report, Obama has taken Israelâs warnings about a possible strike in Iran very seriously. The Washington source added that the president âmight visit in the summer to reassure the Israelis that the US commitment to defend Israel is unshakable and thus thwart a possible autumn attack.â
Obama insisted that any attack on Iran should be postponed until after the US presidential elections in November, possibly even until next spring. The source revealed that Netanyahu consented to delaying a strike, but wished to know until when. âThe question is how much time,â he reportedly said.
The White House source added that Netanyahu presented a number of demands Iran must fulfill in order to avoid an Israeli attack, including transferring 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of enriched uranium to a third party, stopping the enrichment process at the Fordow site near Qom and ceasing any further enrichment beyond the 3.5% required for power generation.
The source reported that Israelâs National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror presented US administration and military officials with new intelligence data about Iranâs nuclear program. The findings included âProject 111,â a project to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile warhead and conduct large-scale high-explosive experiments, the Sunday Times reported. Amidror also noted that a Russian expert in Tehran had been involved for the past six years in helping develop Iranâs nuclear program.
Iran will never agree to any of those stipulations which should make Bibiâs decision a little easier.
Even if Netanyahu consented, why would anyone from the Obama administration announce this information? Unless itâs a ruse meant to provide cover for Israelâand I very much doubt that it isâthis person ought to be identified, thrown out of office, and perhaps prosecuted. But we all know that the Obama administration is only interested in prosecuting leaks that donât serve their purposes, donât we?