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Obama: Israel knows that U.S. isn’t bluffing on action against Iran

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Israeli people understand that the United States isn’t bluffing when it says “all options are on the table” in regards to actions against Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview on Friday.

Obama’s comments came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Canada on Friday, ahead of a North American visit that will also take him to a much-anticipated meeting with Obama at the White House.

Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg at the White House, Obama referred to reports of Israeli demands that U.S. officials explicitly indicate the possibility of an American attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities [1].

On the oft-repeated refrain “all options are on the table,” and the contention that it represents a vague remark,” Obama said “I think the Israeli people understand it, I think the American people understand it, and I think the Iranians understand it.”

Full story here. [2]