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August 15, 2012 8:45 am

Obama Aide Warns Israeli Threats on Iran Are “Serious”

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Natanz Nuclear Facility. Photo: Hamed Saber.

Ynet – Until the end of 2011, Colin Kahl served as US deputy assistant secretary of defense, visiting Israel 13 times during the two years of his term. Now he serves as US President Barack Obama’s campaign advisor and no longer takes part in Pentagon defense meetings yet he still believes the US needs to take Israel’s threat to carry out a military strike against Iran “very seriously.”

In an interview to Al-Monitor Kahl, a Georgetown University professor, said he did not believe that Netanyahu and Barak were bluffing in order to make the “international community act — meaning pressuring us and the Europeans to increase sanctions, the Russians and Chinese to push Tehran; and or force a near-term US attack.”

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