|Analysts maintain Liz Cheney’s views reflect her father’s perspective.|
A former State Department official and daughter of Dick Cheney says Iran ‘will face military action’ if it does not halt its nuclear work.
Speaking at the American Israel Political Affairs Committee convention, Elizabeth Cheney said the time for diplomacy on Iran is ‘rapidly coming to an end’.
Former deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs deplored the Bush administration over key elements of its Middle East policies, suggesting that the administration needed to adopt a tougher stance in the region.
“In my view, this administration has gotten it right when we have been bold, when we have been decisive, when we have been focused, when we have used our military force when necessary,” she said.
Cheney added that Washington must clearly declare that if Iranians “don’t give up diplomatically [to United Nations demands that Iran freeze its nuclear program], they will face military action”.
Iran has repeatedly asserted that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), it is entitled to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes and that has no intention to give up its inalienable rights.
The UN nuclear watchdog, in its latest report, certified the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in the country’s nuclear activities. However, Washington with a blatant disregard for international reports continues to accuse Iran of pursuing a nuclear weapons program in a bid to justify the drumbeat for a war against the country.
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:47:36
Source: Press TV