""I've been very clear - we're going to do everything we can to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and creating a nuclear arms race in a volatile region."
-- Barack Obama
Obama in a live interview on NBC today stated that Washington was working "in lockstep" with Israel to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon stating that the US and Israel at present have "closer military and intelligence consultation than we've ever had".
Seemingly alarmed over reports that Israel may strike Iran by April Obama seems to be attempting to alleviate Middle Eastern tensions between Iran and Israel by reassuring the Israelis of US commitment to their security as was made evident by his declination to answer a question that inquired whether or not Washington would be consulted if Israel were to launch such a preemptive strike.
When asked if he thinks Israel will launch a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities Obama stated he didn't "think Israel has made a decision on what they need to do."