Senior US Congressman Ron Paul has slammed a new Senate resolution against Iran’s nuclear energy program as 'a pretext' to wage a military action against the Islamic Republic.
Senior US Republican Senator Ron Paul
Paul was the sole US representative who spoke out against Senate’s Saturday resolution and cast a “no” vote against the motion.
The non-binding Senate resolution repeated US allegations that Iran’s nuclear energy program may incorporate military dimensions, noting that Washington must “do everything possible” to prevent that possibility.
The measure, introduced months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, called for continued economic and diplomatic pressure against the Islamic Republic until the country suspends its uranium enrichment program.
Paul has repeatedly spouted diatribe against Washington for its “obsession” with keeping Iran under illegal sanctions and pushing for furthering the embargoes in an "act of war" against the Islamic Republic.
The Senate bill comes as cracks have appeared in US-Israel relations in the wake of the US rejection of Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu’s open bellicosity in pressuring Washington to set ‘red lines’ for Iran's nuclear energy activities.
Analysts believe Israeli premier’s unrelenting pressure on the Obama administration over the Iranian nuclear energy program is aimed at affecting developments in the US with the presidential elections just around the corner, a claim Netanyahuhas rejected.
Israel has recently stepped up threats of carrying out a unilateral strike against Iran’s nuclear energy facilities.
The threats are based on the unsubstantiated claims that the peaceful nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic have been diverted toward military purposes.
On September 19, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the Islamic Republic currently enjoys the defensive military capacity to obliterate the Israeli regime.
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