Speaking in an interview Sunday morning, former minister and head of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tzachi Hanegbi said that in recent days it has become clear that Israel will not be able to rely on the United States to confront Iran on its nuclear program. Speaking to Israel Radio, Hanegbi elaborated on remarks he made over the weekend, that recent events, including the latest IAEA report, was a greater justification for the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran. The report said that Iran had greatly increased its nuclear activity recently, sharply increasing the number of centrifuges it was using to enrich uranium.
According to the report, Hanegbi said, time is quickly running out for action against Iran, which is progressing far more quickly on its nuclear program than the IAEA or Western powers expected. He added that the U.S. had not imposed a “veto” on Israeli action, and that the supposed dispute between Israel and the U.S. on Israeli action against Iran was “exaggerated.”