Effectively, the measures will force companies and financial institutions throughout the world to choose between the United States and Iran as their business partner.
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– Israel Pushing US Towards War With Iran (Press TV, Jan 4, 2012):
The US has played down fears of an escalation of tensions with Iran over the Strait of Hormuz, saying it does not seek a confrontation with Tehran.
The Pentagon, however, still insists that it has no plans to withdraw American warships from the region. Iran has long accused the US of adopting hostile policies.
Press TV talks with James Morris, a political commentator in Los Angeles, to get his insight on the issue. Below is an approximate transcription of the interview:
Press TV: Oil prices have gone up following the recent rhetoric exchanged by Iran and the United States. For how long can the US afford to do this given its economic crisis, especially its debt dilemma?
Morris: Hello and thank you for having me back on Press TV in such dangerous times. I’d, first of all, like to say that I am America first patriot and I do not want to see any Americans die or get horribly wounded in a war for Israel against Iran, like we saw in Iraq. But I felt compelled to come on the air today and I appreciate your invitation for me to do so to explain why we are facing what we are facing with regard to a possible war with Iran which could be manifested into a wider war in the region which could even become the next world war if Russia and China get involved. It is very dangerous and that is why I was compelled to come on the air with you today.
The bottom line is the pro-Israeli lobby in America, AIPAC, the neo-conservatives which are the vanguard of that lobby have been pushing these sanctions against the Iranian regime and the bottom line to that is not the nuclear program because we see Israel with 200 to 400 nuclear weapons that they won’t open up to inspection by the IAEA.