Cheney skeptical about U.S. negotiations with Iran over nuke programme
Washington – Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has expressed skepticism about the Obama administration’s ability to strike a negotiation with Iran on its long-disputed nuclear programme and avoid military action against them.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Cheney said that he feared the Obama administration will conduct bold talks on the Iranian programme, but nothing effective will be done about it.
He further added that sanctions on Iran could offer some prospect of bringing them to terms of agreement, ABC News reports.
Cheney also believed that military action against Iran was inevitable, if government’s diplomacy fails.
Cheney, had advised the U.S. to strike the Syrian nuclear program in 2007, but it was rejected by other Bush administration officials.
Cheney said striking Syria back in 2007 would have sent a clear signal to the world about proliferation, hence putting the U.S. in a better negotiating position with Iran today.