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Netanyahu says Obama is determined to prevent nuclear Iran
March 20, 2013 / 7:19 PM / 5 years ago

Netanyahu says Obama is determined to prevent nuclear Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he was “absolutely convinced” that U.S. President Barack Obama was determined to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at a joint news conference at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama, speaking beside the Israeli leader at a joint news conference in Jerusalem, said “there is not a lot of daylight” between the allies’ individual assessments of the status of Iran’s nuclear programme.

“Each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action,” Obama said. “And Israel is differently situated than the United States.”

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Michael Roddy

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