Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Israel Will Not Attack Iran – Press TV

Press TV reported on Vice President Joe Biden’s interview with CNN on the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Biden said he did not think that Israel would strike Iran. Press TV headline read, “Israel will not attack Iran.” [Press TV, 8 April]

Media is portraying Biden’s comments as a rift in US-Israeli positions toward Iran. Earlier this month, the media widely reported on General Petraeus’ comments on the possibility of an Israeli attack to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

The conservative Quds daily said Israel was waging a psychological war to “blackmail” the US to counter President Obama’s attempt to calm the region. [Quds, 8 April]

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