The United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, says that Israel has not yet decided if it sh
In a statement before the United States Senate Armed Services Committee, he repeated the Obama administrations view that Israel remains undecided as to the a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear weapons facilities.
In his statement, he went on to say that the United States “...has a common cause with Israel, we have a common cause with the international community, with regards to concerns about Iran.”
According to the Secretary Of Defense, the United States and its allies have made it clear to the Iranian government that they will not tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons, they will not stand by and let Iran close the Straits of Hormoz nor will they accept Iran's continued sponsorship of terrorism.
Time will tell if this has any effect on the Iranians.