What are options for dealing with Iran?
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 4:56
- Date Jul 12, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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We will continue to put pressure.
Working unilaterally and with our partners.
On Iranian regime until.
The right choice which is to abide by their obligations.
To the United Nations to the international community.
With regards to their nuclear ambitions.
In -- back of everyone's mind.
There's a realization that the Israelis are probably running out of patience they see the talks about working.
They see the sanctions have been some impact.
But I think they remain convinced that gives you that the Iranians would not give up the nuclear capability.
Just because of some economic setback.
Well Iran's activities a ballistic missile test says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta similar unclassified report to congress.
Couple of weeks ago saying that Iran continues to grow its missile and rocket inventories.
And the range legality and accuracy of these systems what about the actions of Iran will back for the past drops.
Well of the presidential spokesman says we're waiting for the Iraqis to make the right choice.
And abide by its international obligations that this is a country there -- State Department has declared he had tears the biggest exporter of terror in the world.
And we're waiting for it to abide by its international obligations.
This is a farce and it's also was charade.
The talks that we -- he supposedly last ditch -- talks in Baghdad in Moscow in that Turkey.
Have essentially collapsed but we pretend -- still going -- And we as you report what we've seen -- not always a nuclear program proceeding -- -- that they are also working on conventional stuff.
To make it accurate and lethal.
I think these -- on that front we have done nothing everybody understands and our own.
The united director of national and -- -- has said in testimony in congress.
Then yes -- sanctions have had an economic effect they have had zero effect.
He says that not me.
He said it had zero effect.
They're nuclear development and that's why the Israelis are American way to that -- But I think what's happening under the radar is that we are.
Building up in the gulf the biggest naval armada.
Possibly in history we have two carriers in the region right.
Now -- that is.
And there are mine sweeping operations that are.
In position and submarines had of their two which I think.
Isn't United States or Obama.
Iran either you Q do you stop the nuclear enrichment or you know attack but I think it is a deterrent as a way to say if the Israelis attack you.
You don't attack us -- that will be suicide you don't attack our bases.
And you don't shut the Strait of Hormuz and that I think is a very strong deterrent and that means that Iran would.
Against Israel but that would not be a general war and I think that's a prudent.
Policy on the part of this administration.
-- meantime the house speaker said the president's not using all his options.
Well I mean I think that people are very -- with how long these talks have gone on they seem to be going nowhere and they continue on and as general Keane said -- no one is convinced that they're really gonna give up.
Their nuclear ambitions because of these talks.
Even if they changed the -- of them every six weeks but it does -- -- This report what's significant about it is.
That there is that the -- analysts who have studied it.
Note that there's a shift and home bit.
In a rams can really is just sort of dismissed as an effective -- accurate in this in this report it's called it's referred to as formidable.
And that it might signal that the administration is trying sort of telegraph to the Israelis and others.
Who might be proponents -- of a strike at a military conference to conversation with -- -- can be far more complicated.
And risky than previously thought.
And and it's interesting we have to see if if that's gonna have an impact on the Israelis I think -- actually waiting -- -- remember that happening around.
If -- perfect distillation of the administration on Iran today at the Pentagon press briefing George Little the spokesman was asked -- reporter this question.
What evidence is there that this administration has slowed Iran's military progress in the last four years.
-- -- who's a Smart guy and good spokesman said.
They've clearly been in violation of international obligations we've expressed serious concern.
There's a consensus to bring international pressure to bear I think he key could say nothing because the answer is we haven't -- much.
Two to slow their military progress in the last four years and I think that's -- that's sad statement.
Does Israel attack before the election -- Well I think they are ready to they understand that the -- not -- -- -- thing.
They have been facing this kind of crisis three times in their history and each time 4856.
He's really was told to wait will take care of it and his attack if it had to save itself.
I think we will.
Using -- well that's it for the panel let's say to.