Senate backs military force to stop Iran from getting nukes
Former Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman reacts
- Duration 7:32
- Date Feb 17, 2012
Former Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman reacts
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Fox News alert a bipartisan group of senators on Capitol Hill sending a strong warning to Iran.
They are introducing a resolution backing the use of US military force.
US military force to stop -- -- leaders from getting their hands on nuclear weapons the senators are making it clear the time for talk is running out.
Distraction by negotiation well you become a nuclear power is not an option for you.
And containment and -- nuclear Iran is not an option for costs we're for real there's still time.
Do the right thing and you can.
Consequences that are on palatable.
To you as well as.
A last resort for us.
We will end their nuclear weapons program.
We will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
This is a deadly serious moment.
The shows that the senators are prepared to stand with Israel but what about the White House.
Joining -- -- -- don't do I mean he's he's a former Israeli ambassador to the UN in a Fox News contributor.
Ambassador at the rhetoric is ratcheting up.
You heard what does that with the senators said.
But the White House is -- saying that they believe that Iran's latest -- is suggesting it might now participate resume.
Talks about its nuclear program -- been stalled for a year.
Is promising they're talking about how this is the message -- their boat response they've been waiting for.
Are you -- in courage to.
While I'm very encouraged Megan by the stand which the but this by -- group of senate does this show and by drawing a line in the fact and then actually saying to Iran time is running all what child.
Enough is enough.
I'm not as.
-- I'm not as impressed.
By the excitement.
Shown by the White House and by the European Union and at the fact that the Iranians are ready to -- I just can't believe this I mean he is a country.
There's been thwarting the world.
While at the same time not only developing -- nuclear weapon and threatening to wipe Israel off the face of the map and destroy civilization as we know it.
But blowing up.
Basis all over the world having you -- and controlled.
Terror attacks just this week in India in Thailand in Georgia -- At the same -- -- that proxies in Syria butchering.
Thousands of this civilians.
And the world does that excite the by the fact that they're waiting to -- I mean you know there was this famous movie with Clint Eastwood where he said you know all you want to shoot shoot don't dole.
This -- is.
Don but the Iranians only in oldest win time.
That trying to not the world put -- to -- -- that and at the same time develop a nuclear weapon and while they.
While those talks go on if they do.
The world -- wake up to a horrible brutal -- ugly reality over nuclear Iran and then it would be too late that is why.
The senate those -- right.
The -- -- -- Iran has to do the right thing and abolish its nuclear program.
Military action against Iran would be inevitable.
And I assure you -- that if the US does not do it and I hope they do Israel will.
Because I would rather have the world.
You know condemn a living Israel than console -- -- Israel and -- not wait for that to what.
What can it do what can Iran do with this point to avert what you're saying is an inevitable strike against that what can it do other than.
Offer talks it's it's it doesn't seem realistic to think they're gonna come out and say.
We surrender don't forget the nuclear program were completely abandoning it so what short of that would stop an Israeli strike.
I think those talks will lead no work they've been talks before the raw onions Hamas does that pull king had mosques king and thwarting.
I think that what the Iranians have to do is very simple they have to announce to the world.
That they have forsaken.
Their nuclear program that to allow.
Inspectors in to inspect each one of this site and to make sure.
That this is the case unless they do of that.
They would continue to for the world.
And just does the world has woken up one day off the thousands of hours of talks to a nuclear North Korea it would -- -- to a nuclear Iran.
But you run -- -- dangerous the North Korea because as I said before North Korea acquired nuclear weapons out of desperation Iraq Iran is seeking them out of aspiration.
A duration to rule the Arab world to rule the oil reserves to destroy civilization as we north and to bring back.
Years -- bush and -- Monique over the Arab world we cannot allow that to happen.
Not in this world I think one of the problems there is and that's why the Iranians are full selfish -- Is that -- -- meddling weakness the United States and the US president unfortunately -- receive this week the Iranians gold taken seriously.
And that's saying okay let's spoke about a month will go by.
And one they would just wake up -- nuclear Iran this is a reality we cannot afford.
You cannot afford and we will not live with.
You know -- -- I know that you say time is running out.
Americans here watching this very carefully we talked about earlier in the show how evens things like gas prices here -- going up.
In part we believe -- a result of this conflict is escalating tension.
What does that mean time's running out is it true can you speak to it.
That we're talking about a time frame of within the next few months by may there will be a strike.
Unless something dramatic happens with Iran.
-- made under -- -- that they can find that the that the exact time I think there's a lot of factors to be considered.
But I think we certainly -- month.
Rather than years because the clock is ticking.
Iran is very near to reaching that point of no return on where they have the capability and the capacity and the no -- to produce a -- And if the world is worried about you -- -- and is looking around that than seeing Iran trying to assassinate this'll -- about the -- in Washington.
Blowing up bombs and -- London and in DI and and -- job.
And and I'll region.
What is the world going to feel like and what does the world going to look like with a nuclear Iran.
Just think it would be an impossible ugly brutal cynical cruel.
Horrible world which no one wants to live -- So with -- -- the risks.
And with all -- the question marks -- this fall victim to deal with -- Iran now.
Then once that has a nuclear weapon -- it has a nuclear weapon once that smoking gun is there it may very well be too late.
Ambassador thank you very much has always.
As wanna clarify for our viewers this resolution they've introduced in Capitol -- Reiterates that all options should be on the table when it comes to dealing with Iran.
The president has said that as well but you could hear with the senators rhetoric.
They are upping the inning when it comes to possible US involvement in this will.