“The US does not feel any pressure coming from Israel to support the possible bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities,” said General Martin Dempsey, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey spoke after arriving for a visit in Afghanistan and Iraq.
According to Dempsey, the work process with his Israeli colleague, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, are good and close. "We tend to speak on a bi-weekly basis," Dempsey told the reporters. "We compare intelligence and discuss regional repercussions,” he added.
However, Dempsey admitted that both the Israeli and US timetables differ. "We have admitted to each other that our clocks move at a different pace. They (Israel) live with an existential fear that we do not. The US and Israel interpret the same intelligence reports regarding Iran’s nuclear program differently.
He added that “Israel views the need to deal with the Iranian threat with greater urgency, since it may endanger its very existence.” He repeated that in his opinion, an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities will not eradicate the Islamic republic’s program to attain nuclear capability, but will only delay it.
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