Crowley: Israel Not Planning To Attack Iran Anytime Soon

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Claims that Israel is planning to soon attack Iran aren’t reliable, former US State Department spokesperson PJ Crowley tweeted Monday. “The strategic costs, while not static, still outweigh the prospects of success,” he noted. Crowley also wrote, “The Arab Spring has sufficiently complicated Israel’s strategic calculus that it is more likely to show restraint in the immediate term.” The former spokesperson’s remarks come after former CIA senior official Robert Baer said over the weekend that Israel would probably attack the Islamic Republic in September. Baer’s claims were based on former Mossad director Meir Dagan’s threats of an attack against Iran.