Israel will do harm to its relations with the United States if it insists on lobbying Washington for an American military strike on Iran, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, said in an interview with Haaretz over the weekend.
"One advice that I would give the Israeli government is not to engage in this campaign for an American attack on Iran, because I don't think America is going to attack Iran, and if it did, and the consequences would be disastrous," Brzezinski told Haaretz. "It wouldn't be particularly good for American-Israeli relations, and there will be a lot of resentment against [Israel]," Brzezinski said. "There already has been some after the war in Iraq."
Even if Israel did attack Iran, it would be incapable of striking all of its nuclear facilities, Brezinski said. The best it could hope to do is to slow down or delay the Islamic Republic's drive to build a nuclear bomb while emboldening extremist sentiment in the country.