March 4, 2013
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference on Monday and stressed that President Barack Obama is committed to Israel and to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
“President Obama shares my commitment to Israel,” Biden told the audience.”The President has acted swiftly and decisively to make clear that our deep commitment to Israel has not changed.”
Biden stressed the U.S. commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”Prevent, not contain,” Biden emphasized. “Big nations cannot bluff,” he said. “They do not bluff. Obama is not bluffing on Iran.”
Biden said that the U.S. prefers a diplomatic solution, but it is “important that the world is with us if we have to act.”