June 19, 2013
Time to Prevent a Nuclear Iran Is Running Out, Israeli PM Says
Posted on Aug 1, 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beating the war drums, warning that Iran will develop a nuclear arsenal to devastating effect if Western nations do not prevent it from doing so now.
“However forceful our statements, they have not convinced Iran that we are serious about stopping them. Right now the Iranian regime believes that the international community does not have the will to stop its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said at a news conference in Jerusalem with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday.
Panetta responded with equal conviction in an attempt to reassure Israel of its alliance with the United States.
“We will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, period,” Panetta said. “We will not allow them to develop a nuclear weapon, and we will exert all options in the effort to ensure that that does not happen.”
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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