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CLEAR RED LINE Bibi: Nuclear Iran Is ‘Nuclear al Qaeda’ Stan Honda / AFP

Bibi: Nuclear Iran Is ‘Nuclear al Qaeda’

In his speech at the United Nations Thursday, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu launched a scathing attack on what he calls “militant Islam,” and warned against the dangers of not drawing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. (In case of confusion, he brought out a diagram showing exactly where to draw that red line.) A nuclear Iran, he argued, would be no different from a nuclear al Qaeda. “Just imagine Iranian aggression with nuclear weapons … Who among you would feel safe in the Middle East? Who’d be safe in Europe? Who’d be safe in America? Who’d be safe anywhere?” Sanctions will not be enough, he said. Just prior to Netanyahu’s speech, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in east Jerusalem. Responding, Netanyahu said, “We won’t solve our conflict with libelous speeches.”

September 27, 2012 2:17 PM