Israeli Leader Ratchets Up Feud With USSeptember 11th, 2012 11:36 am Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has expressed his dissatisfaction with Washington’s refusal to spell out what would provoke a U.S.-led military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
Washington wants to give diplomacy and sanctions more time to try to pressure Iran to abandon its suspect nuclear work. In a message aimed at Israel, it said several times this week that deadlines or “red lines” are counterproductive.
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says peaceful methods are not working, and Iran is getting closer to acquiring a nuclear bomb. His remarks have generated speculation Israel is readying to strike on its own.
Netanyahu said on Tuesday that “those in the international community who refuse to draw a red line on Iran have no moral right to draw a red line for Israel.”