November 1, 2011
Washington concerned Israel will mount military operation against Islamic Republic without coordinating move first, State Department official says. US consequently putting greater pressure on Security Council to impose harsher sanctions on Iran.
The United States is working on several levels to pressure the UN’s Security Council into imposing harsher sanctions on¬†Iran, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
A senior US State Department official said there is growing fear among Obama administration officials ahead of an IAEA report indicating considerable progress in Tehran’s development of its military nuclear program which is set to be published in November.
The US is concerned that the report may trigger Israeli actions against the Islamic Republic which may not necessarily be in line with US interests in the region.
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