– Iran Now Totally Cut Off From Global Financial System, SWIFT Has Taken Iran Off The Grid – USS Enterprise Just 4 Days Away From Arrival, Entire (Non-Parked) U.S. Naval Fleet Will Be In The Arabian Sea And The Perisan Gulf
– US ‘tells Russia to warn Iran of last chance’ (Telegraph, Mar 14, 2012):
US-led military strikes against Iran are inevitable this year if Tehran does not give ground at multilateral talks next month over its nuclear programme, according to diplomatic sources in Moscow.
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has asked Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov to warn Iran the negotiations represent a “last chance” to avoid military action, the Kommersant newspaper reported.
“Hillary Clinton asked her Russian colleague to pass that thought on to the Iranian authorities, with whom Washington does not maintain its own relations,” a high-ranking foreign ministry source told the paper.
The source said there was a high likelihood of an attack “before the end of the year”, adding: “The Israelis are, in essence, blackmailing [US president Barack] Obama. They are putting him in a difficult position: either he supports war or he himself will lose support.”