The Washington Institute for Near East Policy produced Dennis Ross, President Obama's Middle East envoy for the Persian Gulf. It also published a report on the danger of Iran. It came out the same day Hillary Clinton pretended "surprise" over everyone's concern about Iran. The WINEAP report concluded:
Israel is seriously considering taking unilateral military action to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.Time is short. That's what makes the uniformity of message so concerning. Now Change Means No Change from W.
Iran's having a latent capability to quickly make nuclear weapons could lead to much the same risk of cascading instability as an Iran with an actual weapon," it reads, pointing to the risk for nuclear proliferation, Iranian regional hegemony and more.
The report makes no mention of the presidential elections in Iran this June, which could see the more moderate Muhammad Khatami replace fiery current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"Even without testing a nuclear weapon or declaring the ability to do so, Iran's progress toward nuclear weapons capability is already having a substantial impact on the Middle East," it says. "Time is short if diplomatic engagement is to have a chance of success."