Israel Political Brief September 10, 2012: Israel, US Spar Over ‘Red Lines’ for Iran

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Israel, U.S. Spar Over ‘Red Lines’ for Iran

Israel responds to Clinton’s remarks about setting red lines for Iran, and Clinton’s spokeswoman responds to Israel.
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Reuters

Israel and the United States sparred on Monday over remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about setting “red lines” for Iran regarding its nuclear program.

Israel was not thrilled with Clinton’s remarks that the Obama administration has no “deadline” for Iran.

She told Bloomberg Radio that negotiations still are “by far the best approach” to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview with Canadian television Sunday night that Iran “doesn’t see a clear red line from the international community.”

In response, a senior official in Jerusalem said, “Without a clear and firm red line, Iran will not stop its nuclear arms race. Such statements do not stop the Iranian centrifuges, but vice versa. Such statements not only do not deter Iran, they calm it down.”…READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief September 11, 2012: ‘Red Lines for Iran Can Prevent War,’ Says PM Benjamin Netanyahu in CBC Interview

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

‘Red Lines for Iran Can Prevent War,’ Says Netanyahu

Source: Israel National News, 9-10-12

The sooner the West draws a red line for Iran, “the greater the chances that we won’t need other types of action,” says Netanyahu.

 

Clinton and Netanyahu differ on deadlines and red lines

Clinton and Netanyahu differ on deadlines and red lines
Israel newsphoto: Flash 90

The sooner the West draws a red line that Iran will not be allowed to cross, “The greater the chances that we won’t need other types of action,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Sunday night.

“Iran will not stop unless it sees clear determination by the democratic countries of the world and a clear red line,” Netanyahu said. “I don’t think that they see a clear red line.”

The Prime Minister has been harping away at the subject of Iran the past month in an effort to pressure the Obama administration to take a more aggressive stand against Iran instead of relying on negotiations and sanctions….READ MORE

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