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Ex-envoy to Israel predicts 'US will go to war with Iran in 2013'

world Updated: Sep 17, 2012 10:33 IST
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A Former US Ambassador to Israel has predicted that America will go to war with Iran as early as 2013.

"I'm afraid that 2013 is going to be a year in which we're going to have a military confrontation with Iran," Martin Indyk said.

According to CBS news, Indyk pointed out that the time has not come, yet, that the US needs to take military action.

"Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapon. While there's still time, there's not a lot of time," he said.

Indyk's remarks came during a discussion with foreign policy experts on the latest protests in the Middle East and Israel's public statements pressuring the United States over Iran.

On Israel's insistence that the US publicly declare a 'red line' that Iran is not permitted to cross, Indyk said 'that is an unreasonable requirement'.

"The idea of putting out a public red line - in effect issuing an ultimatum - is something that no president would do," the report quoted him, as saying.

"If you noticed, Governor Romney is not putting out a red line, Senator McCain didn't, either. And neither is Bibi Netanyahu for that matter, in terms of Israel's own actions," he added.