U.S. ‘red light’ on Israeli strike against Iran nuclear program turns ‘yellow’

(JNS.org) Amos Yadlin, former head of military intelligence for the Israel Defense Forces, said America might be warming up to the prospect of an Israeli strike on the Iranian nuclear program.

Amos Yadlin (pictured), former head of military intelligence for the Israel Defense Forces, said America might be warming up to the prospect of an Israeli strike on the Iran nuclear program. Credit: R.D. Ward via Wikimedia Commons.

“In 2012 the [U.S.] red light [regarding an Israeli strike] was as red as it can get, the brightest red,” Yadlin told Army Radio on Wednesday in an interview cited by the Times of Israel. “But the music I’m hearing lately from Washington says, ‘If this is truly an overriding Israeli security interest, and you think you want to strike,’ then the light hasn’t changed to green, I think, but it’s definitely yellow.”

Yadlin, who is currently the director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, had said in April that by this summer, Iran would be “a month or two away from deciding about a bomb.”

Posted on August 7, 2013 .