Option fully available
U.S. envoy to Israel ambassador Dan Shapiro has delivered the bluntest warning by the U.S. to Iran that it will engage in military action if Iran does not cooperate on the nuclear issue. “It would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically and through the use of pressure than to use military force,” Ambassador Dan Shapiro said on Israel’s Army Radio.
“But that doesn’t mean that option is not fully available – not just available, but it’s ready. The necessary planning has been done to ensure that it’s ready,” he added on Wednesday.
Iran warns against the use of pressure
However Iran did not seemed by these comments especially since it is all set to resume nuclear talks with the international community. “Cooperation is what we can talk about in Baghdad,” warned Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in comments broadcast on state television. “Talks based on the definite rights of the Iranian nation.”
“Some say time is running out for the talks,” he added. “I say time for the [West’s] pressure strategy is running out.”
The west accuses Iran of pursuing nuclear arms while Iran denies these allegations saying it is only concerned with civilian nuclear uses.