We do have a strategic interest in the Middle East and Persian Gulf region, but a Nuclear Iran poses a much greater threat. It poses an existential threat to the United States.. And we should be thankful that we have had, since its inception, a nation of peace like Israel as a staunch philosophical, political and military ally. The Iranians have just attempted an attack on the soil of the United States against Saudi Arabia and Israel which would have, if not thwarted by our FBI, caused American CIVILIAN Casualties. The Iranian Government has called for the annihilation of Israel. They, the Iranians,are going head long into the Nuclear WMD camp. Nothing any one has said or done, has stopped or has shown it will in the future, stop their headlong plunge into the Nuclear Military Power Camp. It is not a matter of if, but when! And with the advent of Russian Box K missile delivery systems being sold on the open market, this is as well an existential threat to the US that if not addressed by Israel, (which would be a great benefit to US National Security Interests), it would be an act of gross Negligence on the Part of the United States to not, at the appropriate time, address the problem, swiftly and decisively. The consequences of inaction in the face of imminent danger to the United States would be Calamitous, cataclysmic, with the potential of millions of lives lost and most probably for the foreseeable future destroy our way of life. We must be Engaged at every step of this threat, clearly enunciating our intentions to our enemy. We must unequivocally let them know we will see this as a direct hostile threat to our nation if they hit the threshold of Nuclear military capability and will act accordingly. This is an action that has almost assuredly already occurred between our State department and the Iranians. If it has not, it must happen now. May God give us guidance to be prudent and wise in the face of these existential perils so we do not act prematurely but if confronted with this problem we act with certitude in a manner which will avert the irrevocable harm to America.