One of the Obama administration’s most senior former Middle East officials says in a report released Monday that the United States needs to develop a plan to contain Iran should it develop a nuclear weapon.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) outlined his foreign policy vision at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday, arguing the United States should consider pursuing a “containment” policy against both “radical Islam” and a nuclear Iran.
The State Department’s former top weapons proliferation official said recently that the Obama administration’s failure to threaten military force against Iran had helped advance the covert nuclear arms program there.
Israeli military preparations for a strike on Iran’s dispersed and buried nuclear sites have been underway for over a decade, experts say. But while Tehran scrambles to move its nuclear operations further underground, the Jewish state is fast approaching a critical decision: pull the trigger on military action soon—and without the hope of U.S. assistance—or risk losing the opportunity to set back Tehran’s drive for nuclear arms.