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.
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