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The US has not ruled out military action against Iran

In the nuclear dispute with Iran, the US has not ruled out military action. For example, it could prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.


The essentials in a nutshell

  • The US wants to keep open all avenues to denuclearize Iran.
  • Foreign Minister Blinken does not want to rule out military action either.
  • Negotiations to renew the nuclear deal have been stalled for months.

United States of AmericaGovernment He has not ruled out military action to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday In an interview with broadcaster Al-Arabija, all options are on the table. When asked if there was a military option involved, Blinken didn’t rule it out. “All options are on the table,” he reiterated.

Negotiations on the nuclear deal have stalled

However, he added that the preferred route is diplomacy. Iran had the opportunity to return to the international nuclear deal, but rejected it, Blinken said. Already in the summer of 2022, the President of the United States Joe Biden An attack as a “last resort” cannot be ruled out. Negotiations between Iran and the West to renew the Vienna nuclear deal have been deadlocked for months.

According to diplomats, Tehran blocked a deal just before it could be concluded. The brutal repression of recent protests in Iran has also undermined confidence in the talks. The EU Iran condemned the actions of the security apparatus and imposed tough new sanctions.

Iran denies IAEA access

After the US exit in 2018 withdrew from the nuclear deal Tehran is no longer abiding by the agreed restrictions. IAEA inspectors were denied access.

Iran currently enriches 60 percent pure uranium. According to the IAEA, this is not less than 90 percent of what is required for nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for civilian purposes only.

Just a few days ago, the US concluded a large-scale military exercise with Israel. According to media reports, this is the largest joint military exercise between Israel and the US. The background is facing growing concerns Iranian nuclear program.

According to the Israeli military, the exercise is aimed at countering “various regional threats”. Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, Israel has been considered the country’s archenemy — and vice versa.

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