Henry Kissinger: America would like Iran to be a nation that in time could be our ally
President Obama will likely have to make a decision on Iran in the next 12 months, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is quoted by Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars as saying during the annual corporate conference of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
In his remarks during the conference, Kissinger said, in part, “Iran is trying to develop a nuclear program; they think it will provide them “a safety net” but instead it will likely bring destabilization as others scramble to be similarly armed. For Israel, it would be an existential decision to go to war. It is possible Israel will move and Iran will start harassing the Straits of Hormuz.”
“America would like Iran to be “a nation, not a cause”—a nation that in time could be our ally,” Kissinger added.