US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday Washington will not "compromise its commitment" to prevent Iran getting a nuclear bomb, but sanctions that bite will take time. In excerpts of a speech she will deliver to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, Clinton said it "is taking time to produce these sanctions... but we will not compromise our commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring these weapons."
In her address to the influential pro-Israel lobby, the secretary of state will say that Israel faces "difficult but necessary choices" on the road to Mideast peace because the status quo with the Palestinians is unsustainable. "There is another path. A path that leads toward security and prosperity for all the people in the region. It will require all parties - including Israel - to make difficult but necessary choices," according to the excerpts.