UAE Ambassador to US: It Would Be Worthwhile to Bomb Iran
Watch your head, Mahmoud.
The UAE Ambassador to the US told reporters it would be worthwhile to bomb Iran in order to prevent the regime from aquiring nukes.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that it would be worthwhile to bomb Iran’s nuclear program, The Washington Times reported.
Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba reportedly endorsed the military option if sanctions do not stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
“I think it’s a cost-benefit analysis,” Otaiba said to an audience in Aspen, Colorado. “I think despite the large amount of trade we do with Iran, which is close to $12 billion … there will be consequences, there will be a backlash and there will be problems with people protesting and rioting and very unhappy that there is an outside force attacking a Muslim country; that is going to happen no matter what.”
“If you are asking me, ‘Am I willing to live with that versus living with a nuclear Iran?,’ my answer is still the same: ‘We cannot live with a nuclear Iran.’ I am willing to absorb what takes place at the expense of the security of the UAE,” Otaiba reportedly said, in response to a question after a public interview with the Atlantic magazine. His remarks shocked many in the audience, The Washington Times reported.
Kazem Jalali, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said Iran may bar trips to the United Arab Emirates over the U.A.E. envoy’s remarks.