Israel Wants ‘Red Line’ on Iran

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 02:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his offices on September 2, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that the international community needed to draw a clear 'red line' in regard to Iran's nuclear ambitions. (Photo by Baz Ratner - Pool/Getty Images)

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    The international community needs to draw a “clear red line” against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Miniser Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. Differences have emerged on how to deal with the Islamic Republic’s atomic ambitions between Israel and countries like the United States, with Israel growing increasingly hawkish as its leaders suggest that Iran is nearing the ability to build nuclear weapons. The United States has favored a program of sanctions and diplomatic pressure over military options. Iran “will not stop its advancement of the Iranian nuclear program,” Netanyahu said in the Sunday address to his cabinet. “Iran must not have a nuclear weapon.”

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