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Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran

Published on Jul 15, 2013 6:07 AM
 
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 14, 2013. Iran is moving "closer and closer" to building a nuclear weapon and Israel may have to act before the United States does, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - Iran is moving "closer and closer" to building a nuclear weapon and Israel may have to act before the United States does, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday.

"They're edging up to the red line. They haven't crossed it yet," Netanyahu said 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.

 
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