Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that sanctions aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear enrichment program have failed to yield results.
"The sanctions are painful, hard… but will this bring about a halt or a retreat in the Iranian nuclear program? Until now, it has not happened," Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem.
"Will these difficulties cause the Iranian regime to stop its nuclear program? Only time will tell. I can't tell you if it will happen. I know there is hardship but there still hasn't been a change."
Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Iran's nuclear energy program is completely legal, under the terms and conditions of its being a signatory to the NNPT.
Also, as an NNPT signatory, Iran has its nuclear sites inspected by the IAEA on a consistent basis. To date, and I am talking about today, 4 April, 2012, no inspections have demonstrated that any nuclear material has been diverted to a nuclear weapons program.
On the other hand, Israel is a nuclear-armed country which refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and therefore refuses to allow inspections of its nuclear sites.
So could you possibly help me by reminding me, Mr. Prime Minister, just why the US is pouring billions of dollars into Israel in military and monetary aid annually, when it is illegal for this government to do so, under the Symington Amendment?!?
Iran has a nuclear energy program; it does not have any nuclear weapons, and is doing everything by the book to comply with their responsibilities as an NNPT signatory.
Israel, however, has nuclear weapons, but refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and US taxpayers still get bled dry for ILLEGAL military and monetary aid to Israel.
And to add insult to injury, Israel is goading the US toward an attack against Iran over an alleged nuclear weapons program which cannot, to date be proven to exist.
What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING.