Friday, September 28, 2012

Obama Administration Unimpressed by Netanyahu Speech, Won't Set Red Lines

U.S. Unimpressed by Netanyahu Speech, Won't Set Red Lines

The Obama administration reiterates that the President would not set “red lines” for Iran, despite Netanyahu's UN speech.


Netanayhu draws red line for Iran
Netanayhu draws red line for Iran
Reuters

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Arutz Sheva - The Obama administration remained unimpressed on Thursday after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations and reiterated that the President would not set “red lines” for Iran.

“As the prime minister said, the United States and Israel share the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," spokesman Tommy Vietor of the National Security Council said on Thursday, adding, “We will continue our close consultation and cooperation toward achieving that goal.”

Meanwhile, officials in Washington quoted in the Israeli media praised Netanyahu for the conciliatory approach he took towards Obama but made ​​it clear that the United States still opposes placing a red line for Iran.

The officials noted that Obama had been making his way from a campaign stop in Virginia as Netanyahu was making his speech and as such had no time to watch the speech live. While Obama has declined a request for a meeting by Netanyahu, the two are expected to speak over the phone on Friday.

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