Amidror: U.S. Is Israel's "Irreplaceable" Ally, But Israel May Have to Stand Alone

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - If push comes to shove, Israel will need to stand alone to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapon capabilities, former National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror said Sunday at the annual Herzliya Conference. "The truth must be told: they [the Iranians] want nuclear weapons no less [than in the past]. Everything else is tactics in negotiations that were imposed on them." Amidror said that facing threats from Iran, Hizbullah and Sunni terrorism from Sinai, Syria, and Gaza, Israel will stand "more or less alone." He said ties with the U.S. are vital, "but not the U.S., nor anyone else, will replace Israel if there is a need to use force....You need to be prepared to do things by yourself." "Many people, including in the U.S., are willing to accept almost any agreement with Iran. For them the agreement itself is more important than the content, because it will do away with the need to use force. Using force for them is almost a sin." "These people will never acknowledge that an agreement with Iran is bad, because then they would have to discuss a military option, which they are not really willing to use."

2014-06-10 00:00:00

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