Israel and the US: Divergent views over Iran's nuclear threat

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu may adapt his policies (photo:dpa)
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu may adapt his policies (photo:dpa)

Israel and both United States presidential candidates say they want to give diplomacy and sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme time to work before considering the next steps. But there is disagreement over just how much time there is before Iran develops a nuclear weapons capability and what would be the strategy if that did happen.

ISRAEL'S Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, told the United Nations in September 2012, that Iran is between six and eight months away from having sufficient enriched uranium to make a bomb.

The administration of United States President Barack Obama has preferred to focus more on when Iran will actually have a bomb...

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