The drums of are war are beginning to be beat louder. Now Russia is warning that an attack on Iran would be a major mistake. So much for the “friendship” with Mother Russia. Question is, who will we stand by? Will we standby anyone, or just sit back until Iran decides to target the United States, after it has laid waste to Israel?
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavov has warned that a military strike on Iran would be a “very serious mistake” with “unpredictable consequences”, after Israel’s president Shimon Peres said that an attack was increasingly likely.
In comments published in the Israeli daily Hayom, Mr Peres said that “the possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option”.
“We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative,” he added.
It will provide what Western officials and experts regard as irrefutable evidence that Tehran is compiling the capacity and skills to build a bomb. It will be used as leverage for a fifth round of sanctions at the UN, but could also provide Israel, with the tacit support of Washington, to finalise plans for an air strike.
Among its findings are that Tehran was helped by nuclear experts from two countries, believed to be Russia and Pakistan. The Washington Post reported that key assistance was provided by Vyacheslav Danilenko, a former Soviet nuclear scientist, hired by Iran’s Physics Research Centre.