WASHINGTON — With Israel warning of a possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, President Obama urged Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday to give mediation and economic sanctions a chance to work before deciding a military action.
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According to sources close to the talks; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured President Barack Obama that Israel has not made any decision on attacking Iran's nuclear sites, but the Israeli he gave no sign of stepping back from possible military action.
Talking in the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Convention in Washington Monday night Israeli premier Netanyahu warned against allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons, firming to never let his nation and country live under the shadow of extinction or gamble with its security.
And Netanyahu made clear that Israel was prepared to defend itself even without U.S. involvement, though he praised President Barack Obama for fresh promises of support.
“Israel must always have the ability to defend itself — by itself — against any threats,” Netanyahu said further addressing AIPAC. “My friends, we deeply appreciate the great alliance between our two countries, but when it comes to Israel’s survival, we must always remain the masters of our fate.”