Netanyahu: Iran's nuclear program needs to be stopped
Israeli PM warns U.N. General Assembly
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- Date Sep 27, 2012
Israeli PM warns U.N. General Assembly
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The leader of Israel delivered a warning to the world today only months remain to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon.
His comments come one day after Iran's president addressed the same leaders at the UN and today.
The Israeli prime minister warned Iran could enter the final stages of enriching uranium for a potential bomb by next summer.
Ladies gentlemen the relevant question.
Is not when.
You wrong will kept the ball.
The relevant question is at what stage.
Can we no longer stopping -- from getting the ball.
The Red Line must be drawn on Iran's nuclear enrichment program.
These enrichment facilities.
Other only nuclear installations.
That we can definitely seeing.
-- -- target.
Israeli officials have suggested that they could soon strike Iran's nuclear facilities wind or without help from the United States.
The west has been using economic penalties in an attempt to get Iran to abandon its nuclear program so far we're led to believe those penalties have not worked.
And analysts say concern is growing inside Israel.
As an urgency.
That the Israelis feel that the rest of the world doesn't bat an arm's length distance from.
And it Iranian regime.
That hasn't nuclear agenda -- Israelis are almost feeling as though via both the mentality and a course of action that the US has taken in the west in general has been a bit.
-- I -- she also said the prime minister came to the United Nations feeling as if this could be his last chance to convince the world.
That the Iranian regime is right now the greatest threat on the plant.
The fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt has been covering them might -- items at the United Nations all week and -- there tonight.
The the prime minister of Israel said today Jonathan that there is no doubt at all that you're running into building a bomb.
None whatsoever in the Israeli prime minister's mind he says -- that the world is faced.
With a straight -- fight between what he called -- modern governments.
And those who would return us to medieval times.
He put Iran firmly in that latter category he said there is no doubt whatsoever that Iran is a supporter of global terrorism.
And then he put a simple and dramatic question to the assembled delegates listen.
-- -- -- Given this record.
Every -- -- aggression.
Without nuclear weapons.
Just imagine the Iranian aggression.
-- nuclear weapons.
Imagine -- long range missiles.
Tipped with nuclear warheads.
They're turn it works armed with a atomic bombs.
Who among you would feel safe from the Middle East.
-- be safe.
-- -- -- be safe and America.
So in the eyes of the prime minister -- this is not a complex issue a -- The world is faced with a very simple choice chef and we've talked a lot about a red line over there he he he made it clear what the Red Line is for Israel.
Yes again keeping that simple theme in his speech some would say simplistic.
The prime minister used the most basic of visual aids to showed the development of a nuclear weapon.
In three simple stages listen.
Where should a red line be drawn.
A red line should be drawn.
Before we -- completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment.
Necessary to make a bomb.
Now that was a message aimed quite squarely at the White House the white has responded.
Through the national security spokesman saying quote as the prime minister said the United States and Israel share the goal.
A preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon the president made that clear to the world in his UN general assembly speech this week.
We will continue -- close consultation.
And cooperation toward achieving.
That golds at that -- we have told the President Obama and the Israeli prime minister will talk on the phone.
At some point tomorrow secretary of state Hillary Clinton is due to be meeting with mr.
met Netanyahu right about now -- -- New York.
Also worth pointing out -- that US intelligence officials have consistently said they believe Iran is at least.
One year are away from being able to develop a nuclear weapon and they I'm not clear that the Iraqi regime has made the decision yet.
To go down that -- -- Jonathan Hunt at the UN Jonathan thank you well --