Ahead of negotiations between Iran and world powers later this month in Baghdad, US Vice-President Joe Biden has said that Israel still has time to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic. Biden's words came at an address he gave in Atlanta to the Rabbinical Assembly's annual convention. He added that he felt that it was justifiable for Israel to see Iran as an existential threat and said that Israel should decide for itself which course of action to take.
US Vice President Joe Biden: "Were I an Israel or were I a Jew, I would not contract out my security to anybody. Even a loyal, loyal, loyal friend like the United States."
Biden says that Iran's window of opportunity for finding a way out of its isolation is shrinking. The upcoming nuclear talks in Baghdad could change that. A former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has of late expressed optimism over the negotiations, though stressed that there is still long way to go before the atomic issue will be resolved.