Monday, March 5, 2012

Obama Reassures Netanyahu Over Iran Threat



US president Barack Obama has promised his “rock solid” commitment to Israel’s security - but warned against any pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear capability.

Mr Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US “will always have Israel’s back” during a meeting at the White House.

But while he confirmed military action remains an option he insists diplomacy and sanctions have to be given time.

He said: “When I say all options are on the table I mean it. Having said that, I know both the prime minister and I prefer to resolve this diplomatically.

"We understand the costs of any military action.

“My policy here is not one of containment. My policy is prevention of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.”

Mr Netanyahu added: “Israel and America stand together.” Read More