US threat can stop Iran from nuclear bomb: Israel
Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu has said that only credible military threat led by US can stop Iran to drop plan to build an atomic bomb.
Speaking to foreign journalists, the PM said that although the latest round of international sanctions were hurting Iran, they would not be enough to force a u-turn on nuclear weapons. You have to ratchet up the pressure and … I don’t think that this pressure will be sufficient to have this regime change course without a credible military option that is put before them by the international community led by the United States, he said. The West believes that Iran aims to use its uranium enrichment program to build atomic weapons. Tehran denies this.
Both Israel and the United States have said all options remain on the table, but many analysts believe the threat of military intervention has receded amid signs that Iran’s contested nuclear program is suffering from sabotage, sanctions and technical glitches. Israel’s outgoing spy chief told reporters last week that he did not believe Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb before 2015 and counseled against any pre-emptive military strikes. A political source said Netanyahu was very unhappy with the departing Mossad director Meir Dagan for airing his views in public and the prime minister shrugged off his comments.