In UN speech, Netanyahu expected to repeat call for 'red lines' on Iran (+video)
Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to make a case against Iran, calling for 'red lines' that will trigger a US attack on the Islamic State.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make his case against Iran before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, arguing that time is quickly running out to stop the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power and the threat of force must be seriously considered.
His demand that President Barack Obama declare "red lines" that would trigger an American attack on Iran's nuclear facilities has been rejected in Washington and sparked a public rift between the two leaders.
But a senior Israeli official in Netanyahu's entourage said the prime minister's speech will "lay a clear red line" that will not contradict Obama's words.
"Israel and the U.S. have a common goal to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The prime minister's remarks drawing a red line will help that this is attained," the senior official said.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said this is not the first time that there have been disagreements between the positions of Israel and the United States and that this will not "in any way harm the strong friendship between the two countries."
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