There’s a dance going on here. It’s obvious that Obama has no taste to hit Iran with an overt military strike, or to let the Israelis do so. The strategy is to officially forbid Iran from getting nukes, and to sabotage the Iranian efforts from within. There have been mysterious deaths of Iranian scientists, that Stuxnet thing, and there are whispers of sabotage at their underground complex near the Holy City of Qom. (hee hee I love saying that)
The Iranians respond by saying they are stepping up efforts, and their audience is the Sunni regimes. When we say that “containment” is the policy, the ballgame is over.
By the way, for decades now we have failed to contain Israel’s nuclear weapons program. It simply doesn’t have them.