Netanyahu interview with CBS. ‘Iran weeks away from red line’, ‘Won’t wait for the U.S’. Details
With the world’s attention having shifted over the last few weeks to Egypt and Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tried Sunday to bring it back to Iran, telling an American audience that the Islamic Republic was just 60 kilos of 20% enriched uranium short of crossing his “red line.”
Netanyahu, speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said the Iranians were “edging up to the red line.” He defined his red line beyond which the Iranians would not be allowed to proceed as being the possession of 250 kilos of 20% enriched uranium, enough fissile material needed for a nuclear bomb. He said they now have 190 kilos, up from about 110 kilos six to eight months ago.
#Israel has conducted tests of its ballistic missiles, Arrow aerial defense system
The moves come before talks Tuesday at which the six major powers will discuss whether to resume direct negotiations with Iran.
PM to push US for ‘more credible military option’ on Iran
If new ‘public diplomacy’ effort fails, Netanyahu will have to decide whether to attack Iran by winter at latest, TV report claims
(Times of Israel) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly to launch a new, last-ditch effort in the next few days to persuade the United States to credibly revive the military option against Iran.
If this proves unsuccessful, Channel 2 reported, Netanyahu will have to decide whether to launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by this winter at latest, because after that, the report indicated, the assessment is that Israel’s window for military intervention will close.
Israel desperately wants to see the Obama Administration harden its position on Iran immediately — to convey to Iran that if it does not halt its nuclear program, its regime will not survive. Instead, however, Jerusalem sees what it considers an overly tolerant and patient attitude by Washington DC to Tehran, the Channel 2 report said.
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