Senate Committee -- US will back Israel in war with Iran

Posted Apr 17, 2013 by Paul Iddon
A new resolution passed by a United States Senate committee states the United States will be committed to preventing the emergence of a nuclear Iran and fully back Israel if that state believes military action against Iran is necessary.
Iran: Nuclear Facility
Anti-aircraft guns guarding Natanz Nuclear Facility in Iran.
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As reported by Haaretz the resolution states that the United States will "authorize the use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to Israel in defense of its territory, people and existence.'
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favour of Resolution 65, it is expected to pass in the senate, it stipulates that, "If the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in legitimate self defense against Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide, in accordance with United States law and the constitutional responsibility of Congress to authorize the use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence."
The Jerusalem Post quotes AIPAC as officially stating that, “The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has sent a very clear and enormously important message of solidarity with Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat—which endangers American, Israeli, and international security."
The resolution also points out that, "The Department of State has designated the Islamic Republic of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984 and has characterized the Islamic Republic of Iran as the 'most active state sponsor of terrorism' in the world."
It goes on to state that, "The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has provided weapons,training, and funding to the regime of Bashar al Assad that has been used to suppress and murder its own people."
The United States and its allies claim that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons with its nuclear program. Iran vehemently denies these claims, stating its nuclear program is for peaceful scientific purposes only, not for the development of a nuclear weapon.