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Israel threatens unilateral strike on Iran

"They have to be told in no uncertain terms," says PM

Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera

Updated: July 14, 2013 05:45 PM GMT
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Israel threatens unilateral strike on Iran

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (picture: Al Jazeera/Reuters)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran is moving "closer and closer" to building a nuclear weapon and warned that his country may have to act against Tehran to curb it from achieving its goal before the United States does.

"They're edging up to the red line. They haven't crossed it yet," Netanyahu said on Sunday on CBS News's "Face the Nation."

"They're getting closer and closer to the bomb. And they have to be told in no uncertain terms that that will not be allowed to happen."

Netanyahu went on to say that Israel had a more narrow timetable than Washington, implying it may have to take unilateral action to halt Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

"Our clocks are ticking at a different pace. We're closer than the United States. We're more vulnerable. And therefore, we'll have to address this question of how to stop Iran, perhaps before the United States does," he said.

Netanyahu said Tehran has been building "faster centrifuges that would enable them to jump the line, so to speak, at a much faster rate -- that is, within a few weeks."

Full Story: Israeli PM threatens to strike Iran

Source: Al Jazeera

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