Colin Powell Says No Israeli or US Strike on Iran Likely


powellFormer Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that neither the US nor Israel is likely to launch a military strike on Iran anytime soon. Powell, who was also once the top US military officer, said that he does not think “the stars are lining up” for an attack on Iran’s known or suspected nuclear sites.

Speaking on NBC Television’s “Meet the Press,” Powell also said international sanctions on Iran may never persuade Teheran to back off what it says is a legitimate nuclear energy program.

Powell said the US may have to accept that, while trying to deter Iran from building or using a bomb.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, currently in New York to attend the annual General Assembly of the United Nations, insisted on Sunday that his government does not want an atomic bomb and that Iran is only seeking peace and a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Last week, International Atomic Energy Association chief Yukia Amano warned that he cannot confirm that all of Iran’s nuclear activities are peaceful because Teheran is not fully cooperating with his inspectors.

Amano also chided Iran for barring some of those inspectors and for stonewalling his agency’s attempt to probe allegations that Teheran is interested in developing atomic arms.

{AP/JPost/ Newscenter}


  1. Mr Powel would you be so calm and happy to allow that irresponsible dictator who never even got elected into power, after rigging the votes and whos human rights record is terrible, to run around with nukes, when your brothers were at risk? All these groisi chachumim would be screaming for war if their own country was the ones facing such a hostile enemy, when it appears to be only the jews in danger, well then everyone says o jews just sit quietly you only lost 6 million of your brethren 70 years ago you could handle another lost! How sick and how ufen we as jews could see the anti semitic sentiment in these opinions which our dear president expressed too!
    But limaisa these stupid people dont realise that achMADinejad has evil plans for America too, he might not say it openly, but its klur