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And now today on to the business of the news here and urgent new warning.
On Iran's nuclear threat as we continue this hour of America live -- Martha MacCallum and for making -- This weekend Israel's prime minister.
Put Iran's nuclear program squarely back in the spotlight he called on the Obama administration to take a more aggressive action against Iran.
Including the possibility.
Of military strikes.
They're getting closer and closer to the -- And they have to be told in no uncertain terms of that god will not be allowed to happen.
I think it's important to understand that we cannot allow to happen.
You know our -- are particularly at a different pace we're closer in the United States where -- vulnerable.
And therefore will have to address this question of how to stop you -- perhaps before the United States goes.
Ambassador John Bolton is a former US ambassador to the United Nations of course he is also.
Fox News contributor ambassador -- welcome good afternoon to you.
Very strong words by Benjamin Netanyahu who clearly said that he senses that there is.
Just no sense of urgency.
In this matter.
Well I think it's worse than that actually he's worried that the west the United States and Europe.
Have fallen for the trap that newly elected Iran -- president Husain grew -- had set.
To resume negotiations.
About Iran's nuclear weapons program.
You know for ten years Iran has used negotiations.
To buy time time that was critical to overcome the many scientific and technological hurdles that have to be overcome to have a deliverable nuclear weapon -- -- eight.
-- -- ten years ago was Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and he boasted.
After -- left that job about how he would basically suckered in Europe and the United States.
-- to negotiating while Iran made progress I think he's got the same thing in mind and I think get Netanyahu is worried.
That the west will fall Ford and Iran will just go even further than they are now toward that nuclear capability.
I mean clearly on his part speaking out on the Sunday shows this one way of -- you know getting that message across.
We know that he and President Obama have not always seen eye to eye on this issue have that.
Why don't think they CI -- all I mean obviously Israel would prefer that the United States.
Take a hard decision to use military force against Iran's nuclear program.
I don't see any possibility that President Obama is going to do that's I think that's why Netanyahu is reminding everybody that Israel is in a different position.
It has lesser capabilities.
And it has to worry that if they don't act and the United States doesn't act.
That Iran gets nuclear weapons.
How likely do you think that is missile strike on the part of Israel to take out what they see -- is.
An ongoing and increasing threat.
Well I think it would be something in addition to our other than -- missile strike looked Israel twice before its history has struck preemptively against.
Nuclear weapons programs in -- style states in 1981 against Saddam Hussein.
And in September of 2007.
Against the North Korean built reactor in Syria so this would be the third time and I think they see.
Nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iran -- regime as an -- substantial threat to Israel itself and so that's a powerful motivating factor.
-- -- How much coordination is there or how clear -- -- on how far along they -- this process it seems that we get conflicting signals.
Every year is is it -- further along than anybody believes -- you thank.
Well I think our intelligence is obviously imperfect I think if we've learned anything about intelligence and that in the last ten years it's that we ought to have a sense of humility about how certain are.
Information is but let me be clear Iran is not racing to the finish line to build one nuclear weapon.
They are building a broad and deep capability that will allow them to produce dozens and dozens of nuclear weapons when they determined they want to cross that finish line and I think that's why.
Netanyahu is especially.
Word if you're -- -- waiting for the very last step before Iran gets nuclear weapons.
They're not at the point where they think they need to do that and that that's what concerns Israel.
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