Israeli Netanyahu says Iran's nuclear program must be stopped
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC in Washington, and emphasizes the sovereign right of Israel to defend itself. Binyamin Netanyahu, has stated his country's right to defend itself against the possible threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and said the world cannot wait much longer to take action against Tehran. "We've waited for diplomacy to work, we've waited for sanctions to work [against Iran]; none of us can afford to wait much longer" Netanyahu was addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, in Washington on Monday, after earlier holding talks with US President Barack Obama. "Israel will always reserve the right to defend itself," Netanyahu said in an uncompromising speech. "We are determined to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons. We leave all options on the table and containment is not an option. The Jewish state will not allow those who seek Israel's destruction the means to achieve that goal. A nuclear-armed Iran must be stopped." Iran denies that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and says its nuclear programme is for civilian purposes. In an apparent retort to Obama's address to AIPAC a day earlier in which the US president called on Israel to allow time for US-led sanctions against Iran to take effect, Netanyahu said: "We've waited for diplomacy to work, we've waited for sanctions to work; none of us can afford to wait much longer." Netanyahu's visit to <b>...</b>
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