Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week said his country no longer fears an American military strike against its nuclear facilities, because the Obama Administration no longer has the political will to take such action.
“They realized that military attacks are as dangerous or even more dangerous for the assaulting country as they are for the country attacked,” Khamenei said at an event honoring his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The Americans “have renounced the idea of any military actions,” he continued.
It is believed that Khameini’s remarks were in response to US President Barack Obama’s recent foreign policy speech, in which he said the West was finding diplomacy to be much more effective than military threats in solving the Iranian nuclear issue.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for years been stressing to Obama and other Western leaders that in the absence of a credible military threat, the Iranian regime will not agree to abandon its quest for nuclear weapons capabilities.