How would the US react to an Israeli raid on Iran?

President Barack Obama meets Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington (photo:dpa)
President Barack Obama meets Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington (photo:dpa)

US President Barack Obama, in a presidential election year, seems to be buying time by imposing harsher sanctions on Iran. He and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagree on what should happen next to stop Iran developing its nuclear programme. So how would America react if Israel ran out of patience and struck first?

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a clear message for America when he visited Washington, DC, in March 2012. The world is running out of time, and Israel is running out of patience with efforts by America and the international community, to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud ...

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