Biden Comments Signal Possible Iran Attack
Kurt Nimmo - Infowars
July 6, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden, appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” said that the Obama administration would not stand in the way if Israel chose to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. “Look, Israel can determine for itself — it’s a sovereign nation — what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else,” Biden said. He added that the Obama administration “cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do.”
Reminded that the U.S. could impede an Israeli strike on Iran by prohibiting it from using Iraqi air space, Biden said he was “not going to speculate” beyond saying that Israel, like the U.S., has a right to “determine what is in its interests.”
On Monday, Iran’s Press TV reported that Israel has denied reports that suggest Israeli bombers have been allowed to use Saudi airspace for an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites, thus bypassing Iraq airspace. The denial came after unnamed Israeli diplomatic sources told The Sunday Times that Saudi officials have secretly agreed to allow Israeli fighter jets to fly over the kingdom to strike Iran’s nuclear sites.
“The Saudis have tacitly agreed to the Israeli air force flying through their airspace on a mission which is supposed to be in the common interests of both Israel and Saudi Arabia,” the The Sunday Times quoted an Israeli diplomatic source as saying. An Israeli defense source recently confirmed that the Mossad spy agency maintained “working relations” with Saudi Arabia.
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said it was “entirely logical” for the Israelis to use Saudi airspace to attack Iran. Bolton said he had discussed the possibility with Saudi officials in closed-door meetings. “None of them would say anything about it publicly but they would certainly acquiesce in an overflight if the Israelis didn’t trumpet it as a big success.”
“Israel’s decision of whether to use military force against Tehran’s nuclear weapons program is more urgent than ever,” Bolton told the Washington Post last week.