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Monday, March 5, 2012

Obama Warns Israel Against Attack On Iran

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 the US "will always have Israel's back", during a meeting at the White House.

But, while Mr Obama confirmed military action remains an option, he insisted 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." Read More