Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Israel: Obama's UN address


Obama: U.S. will do 'what we must' to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran

According to advance excerpts of the U.S. President's speech at the UN, Obama is due to warn Iran on nuclear bid but stop short of meeting Netanyahu's demand to set clear 'red lines.'

Seeking to step up pressure on Iran, Obama will tell the UN General Assembly that there is still time for a diplomacy but that "time is not unlimited," according to advance excerpts of his speech, due to begin sometime around 1315 GMT. 

His tough talk appears aimed at easing Israeli concerns about U.S. resolve to curb Tehran's nuclear drive, as he reasserts before the world body that he will never let Iran develop an atomic bomb and then simply contain the problem. 

But he will stop short of meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand to set a clear "red line" that Iran must not cross if it is to avoid military action. 

Read it at Haaretz

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