K.S. Rajan (18 Jan 2012)

'Israel and U.S. postpone massive defense drill
in fear of escalation with Iran'

Israeli defense officials tell Channel 2 that Washington wants to avoid causing further tensions in region after various foreign reports of U.S. and Israeli preparations for strike on Iran.
British FM:
European nations to intensify pressure on Iran

William Hague says EU is likely to agree on tough new sanction against
Tehran later this month; insisted West not pressing for military action.
Iran warns of consequences if Arabs back oil sanctions

An Iranian soldier takes part in an exercise in the Strait of Hormuz. Reuters/Hamed Jafarnejad