US President Barack Obama's administration denied Monday that it is giving Israel the green light to attack Iran or that it is reconsidering plans to engage diplomatically with the Islamic Republic.
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, formerly the country's top nuclear negotiator, warned Tehran would hold Washington responsible for any such strike after Vice President Joe Biden said Washington would not dictate how Israel deals with Iran's nuclear ambitions.
"I certainly would not want to give a green light to any kind of military action," Kelly told reporters.
Unfortunately, Vice-President Biden has all the diplomatic finesse of a meat grinder on steroids.
How is Iran to actually take that statement that "...Biden could be seen as giving the Jewish state a green light to attack Iran, which it views as an existential threat."
There's not a whole lot of wiggle room for interpretation of this statement.