Sept 10, 2012
Israel is discussing with the US what kind of “red lines” need to be drawn to keep Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
Netanyahu, in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interview, said this could be “a clear delineation of a line which Iran cannot cross in its pursuit of the development of nuclear weapons capability. If Iran saw that, there is a chance, I won’t say it’s guaranteed, but there’s a chance they might pause before they cross that line.”
The CBC interview came two days after Ottawa severed ties with Tehran, a move Netanyahu praised as an important act of “principle and conviction.”
Just before the interview was taped, diplomatic officials expressed reservations to The Jerusalem Post about Israeli leaders giving the Canadians a too crushing “bear hug” following this decision, saying this only strengthened Iran’s line that Ottawa was doing Israel’s bidding.
This article was posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 1:34 am