Obama: No Military Solution to Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program
Military solution to Saddam Hussein’s Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear site.
Destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981
Military solustion to Bashir Assad’s nuclear weapons program.
Operation Orchard 2007
President Barack Obama tells Channel 2 in an interview that he can “demonstrate” that a “verifiable” agreement with Iran will be the best way to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
“I can, [I] think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable tough agreement. A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates. It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it would not eliminate it,” he says.
Asked whether Israel may attempt a military strike without notifying the US, Obama says, “I won’t speculate on that. What I can say is, to the Israeli people: I understand your concerns and I understand your fears.”