Moffaz upped the ante (though in some ways only slightly) regarding Israel-Iran rhetoric claiming:
if Iran continues with its program for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective. Attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable.
This drew predictable responses from familiar sources. El Baradei claimed:
…with unilateral military actions, countries are undermining international agreements, and we are at a historic turning point.
but also added:
he readiness of Iran’s side to cooperate leaves a lot to be desired…[they are] sending a message to the entire world: we can build a bomb in relatively short time.
Iran’s Ambassador, Mohammed Khazaee:
Such a dangerous threat against a sovereign state and a member of the United Nations constitutes a manifest violation of international law and contravenes the most fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and, thus, requires a resolute and clear response on the part of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council.
High-minded words for a guy representing a country that routinely calls for Israel’s destruction. the white house (Dana Perino):
I understand that Israel is very concerned about their future and their safety when they have a neighbor in their region – Iran – that says they want to wipe them off the map…We are trying to solve this diplomatically.
So, any readers care to weigh in on whether the attack is inevitable, when if it happens it will happen and why it hasn’t happened yet?