US ups threat against Iran to delay Israeli strike’

The administration of US President Barack Obama is moving ahead with plans to increase its military threat against Iran in an effort to convince Israel not to unilaterally strike the Islamic Republic and to force Tehran to take negotiations on its nuclear program more seriously, The New York Times reported on Monday.

The report came after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the world was not setting a clear enough ultimatum to Iran to force the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

According to the Times report, new steps to be implemented by the Obama administration include naval exercises and the placement of new anti-missile systems in the Persian Gulf, as well as a harsher clamp down on Iranian oil revenue....

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