Week in week out Iran remains a hot news topic. After navy exercises, threats to block the Strait of Hormuz, EU and US sanctions and talk about attack plans from Israel, Iran holds another military exercise.
At the same time President Obama reaffirmed the close bonds between the US and Israel and emphasized that both countries will work closely together to do everything in their power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. In an NBC interview the President said he would remain looking for a diplomatic solution but wasn’t willing to take any option off the table.
The situation seems to deteriorate more and more, the longer the conflict continues. Iranian government officials already reassured the world that they wouldn’t stop their nuclear program. Prime Minister Netanjahu also seems unwilling to back down and stressed that Israel wouldn’t allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon and would be willing to use military force to destroy the nuclear facilities or even topple the Iranian regime.
New rumors claim that an Israeli attack might happen between April and June. An Israeli solo effort seems unlikely however. Increased pressure and tough talk might be a last effort of the US and Israel to cause Iran to back down. In the past threats of military action seemed to be effective and a use of force was prevented. If this will be the case with Iran is desirable but unlikely.