Israel ready to tackle nuclear Iran 'alone': Netanyahu
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Israel is ready to act alone to stop Iran making a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, in a warning against rushing into deals with Tehran's new leaders.
"Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone," Mr Netanyahu told a UN summit, in an attack on overtures made by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.
Mr Netanyahu linked Mr Rouhani, who held a landmark conversation with US President Barack Obama while in New York last week, to past attacks blamed on Iran.
"He fooled the world once. Now he thinks he can fool it again. You see, Rouhani thinks he can have his yellow cake and eat it too," Mr Netanyahu said, demanding sanctions pressure be maintained.