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You can present Obama has set the stage for a crucial.
-- next few days in trying to keep Israel from attacking Iran over its nuclear ambitions.
He did that by making his clearest statement yet about the possible American use of force even while trying to avoid pulling the trigger.
Senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler has that story.
Days before a crucial meeting with the Israeli prime minister.
President Obama's aides say he hasn't given up on diplomacy to resolve the Iranian nuclear -- because there is time and space available to continue to pursue that path.
To continue to pressure around.
To have the ever increasing level of sanctions by.
But pausing in Canada on his way here the Israeli leaders said the world shouldn't fall into what he called the trap of more talks with Iraq -- And -- Or export them talks as they've done in the past.
To deceive -- to diluted.
So that -- can continue to advance their nuclear program and good to the nuclear finish line.
There have long been questions about how much either man really trusts the other.
But in an extensive interview with the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg mr.
Obama tried to make clear he means what he says about using force in Iran if diplomacy fails he said quote.
I think the Israeli government recognizes that as president of the United States I don't bluff.
Israelis worry Iranian nuclear scientists will at some point -- what they call -- zone of immunity after which military action would either be ineffective or only a brief setback.
It's not clear that mr.
Obama and mr.
Netanyahu agree when that zone begins and that makes some lawmakers nervous.
Nobody gains from the US and Israel.
-- having space between us on the question of Iran's nuclear program except for the extremists who run Iran today.
Meanwhile as the Romanians voted in what many people outside the country would agree is a mostly meaningless parliamentary election.
Republicans opened the -- gets mr.
Obama in the fall continue to suggest he is too tough on Israel and too soft on Iran.
He says that's the natural result of a center left government in this country at the same time must Centre right leader -- Israel.
But his spokesman says the president doesn't -- the Iran issue politically.
It's fully focused on.
But it does the threat did Iran represents both to Israel to the region the United States into the world.
-- the president.
It will make its case before this country's largest Israel -- Monday he meets with Netanyahu.
And he may be asked just how far -- will be allowed to go before the US military says no further.
-- undergo a lot in the north lawn Wendell thank you.
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