Speaking to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Wednesday morning, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman signaled American opposition to an Israeli strike against Iran may be diminishing, at least to some degree. He explained that during his meeting in Washington with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, the senior American official did not express American opposition to an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear program.
The foreign minister explained that the meeting with the secretary was held in an excellent atmosphere, and it is clear to him that Washington is now aware that Iran must be prevented from reaching nuclear independence.
Clinton has not met with Lieberman since September 2010 due to tensions between the two. While they obviously have been in touch via phone, they did not meet. They do not see eye to eye regarding stalled negotiations between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority) to put it mildly, with Lieberman insisting Israel has fulfilled its obligations since the signing of the Oslo Agreement in 1993 while the PA continues to ignores its responsibilities, continues inciting against Israel, and supporting acts of terror.
Minister Lieberman also met with a number of prominent individuals on Capitol Hill during his visit earlier this week.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)