Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC's "Meet the Press" today that Iran was just six to seven months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb.
“You have to place that red line before them now, before it's too late," Netanyahu said, referring to U.S. refusal to set a red line on Iran’s nuclear developments. (Reuters, 16 September)
Also in the same program, Netanyahu warned that containment for Iran will not work because he said Tehran was led by a “leadership of fanaticism.”
“Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism,” Netanyahu said. “You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?”
Netanyahu’s unusually public dispute with President Obama, especially at the height of U.S. election campaign exposes the deep differences between the Israel government and Obama administration over the handling of Iranian nuclear developments.