Sept 4, 2012
WASHINGTON – Recent tensions between Israel and the United States over a possible strike in Iran are infiltrating American politics and the presidential election campaign.
The Democratic Party platform, which will be brought to the approval of the Democratic National Convention opening Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, specifically mentions the option of a military attack on Iran – but only if all other moves aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program fail.
The new platform notes that “President Obama believes that a diplomatic outcome remains the best and most enduring solution. At the same time, he has also made clear that the window for diplomacy will not remain open indefinitely and that all options – including military force – remain on the table.
“But we have an obligation to use the time and space that exists now to put increasing pressure on the Iranian regime to live up to its obligations and rejoin the community of nations, or face the consequences.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 2:22 am