Obama, Netanyahu differ on Iran

Published March 6th, 2012 - 07:10 GMT
Obama, Netanyahu
Obama, Netanyahu

U.S. President Barack Obama met yesterday in Washington with Israeli Premier Binyamin Netanyahu and discussed Iran's nuclear program. The two leaders agreed on one point - to prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons. However, they differed on how to get there.

Barack Obama still thinks this will be achieved through sanctions, but he also warns that he does not exclude other options if Tehran does not abandon its nuclear ambitions: " While continuing our efforts on the diplomatic front, we continue to tighten sanctions. My policy is not to "contain" Iran, but to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons, and when I say that all options are on the table, I'm serious . "

Netanyahu, however, supports the launch of a preemptive strike and give sanctions a timeframe: " When it comes to Israel's security, Israel has the right, the sovereign right to make its own decisions and that is why my ultimate responsibility that Israel remains the master of its destiny . "

Visiting the United States, the Israeli prime minister said he has not decided yet to launch the attacks. The Israeli Prime Minister thinks that Washington does not have the same sense of urgency. "I never let my people live in fear of annihilation," the Israeli leader later told members of AIPAC. Waving a copy of the letter of 1944 in which the U.S. Department of Defense declining to fulfill the request of the World Jewish Congress in favor of bombing Auschwitz. 

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