- US must back Israel war on Iran: Senate legislation (PressTV, March 2, 2013):
A bipartisan group of US senators are pushing for a legislation to force the government to prop up any military action that the Israeli regime adopts against Iran in “self-defense.”
The non-binding measure, introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), is actually aimed at pushing President Barack Obama to intensify sanctions against Iran and will be unveiled during the upcoming conference of the pro-Israeli lobby in the US, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington DC this weekend.
“If the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence,” the resolution reads.
“This is not a green light to Israel to do anything other than defend itself (and a promise that) we will be there,” Graham, a member of the Senate’s Committee on Armed Services, said at a press conference, the Huffington Post reported.
“In the event Israel had to take preventive action, we would have their back,” Graham added.