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A lot covered in that conversation he -- alliance into it with Michael saying.
Again former senior director Middle Eastern affairs at the National Security Council and pick up where we left off of Michael you said there's a lot that we -- you know I seeds have in common with our ally Israel we don't want and we don't want a nuclear Iran.
At a military option on the table and we wanted worked with diplomacy that you see there's some key areas where we differ where is that.
But I think that's right -- and that speech that -- privacy and and you know gave was really as much about the United States and our allies as it was about a Ryan.
I'm because in many ways -- -- it's agrees with the assertions that prime minister Netanyahu made.
But I think what he's worried about is looking at this now fast pace sort of rapprochement between US and Iran on the phone call between President Obama and so president -- I think he's worried that the United States will give up too much too soon in exchange for frankly not enough from Iran and that Iran will get sanctions relief.
In exchange for really only small concessions.
So I think he's trying to deter and warn against that sort of side deal using analogies like North Korea -- to make that case one.
Put in particular Ron savage record.
Contradicts her honey soothing rhetoric speaking directly to the new -- Ronnie and president and perhaps even the conversation that he had with President Obama.
In this state here in -- and Michael because to understand the significance -- have to understand what's at stake and he said something -- -- prime minister.
It took on critics directly.
Saying that many disregard Iran's rhetoric as as bluster saying.
You know when Iran says they're gonna blow Israel off the map and this is for that the domestic audience you don't really mean that.
What the truth though Michael with this and -- regime.
Well I think the truth -- if there are so many reasons why we wouldn't want Iran to have nuclear weapons and again this is not really an area of disagreement between United States and Israel.
Because -- Obama himself as -- President Bush before him.
-- outline the reasons we wouldn't want Iran to to have a nuclear weapon and why containment of Iran wouldn't work.
Not just the threats against Israel but of course the risk to the Strait of Hormuz were so much oil comes through.
The risks of other countries in the Middle East would want nuclear weapons and of course just the risks that -- -- would be emboldened to support groups like Hezbollah and Hamas.
Shiite militias in Iraq like like -- that prime minister Netanyahu pointed out.
But do you think given the chance -- they had nuclear weapons that Iran would make the move to wipe Israel off the map.
Well -- -- I think today at the chances of that can't be discounted entirely I think if you're sitting where Israel is -- very vulnerable.
And I think that's what prime minister Netanyahu has in mind Israel's a small country.
America which has got a lot of thought his or historically and a lot of folks around it who have wanted to see it ceased to exists well in Iran saying that Iran having nuclear weapons poses an existential threat to Israel certain.
Just a quick question for you because you're involved in the Bush Administration between 2006 and 2008 advising on the nuclear issues nuclear issues -- in general.
I had prime minister -- Netanyahu once -- ice to distressed dismantle and verify.
Iran's nuclear program is that possible.
Well I think here's a key difference between prime mister Netanyahu -- -- -- I think prime mister Netanyahu would like a much tougher agreement.
And frankly the United States is likely to push for and I think when you hear is you know frankly that he doesn't think that inspections and transparency which is what president Rabbani is essentially offering.
Will be enough because he points to for example North Korea which developed in Richmond highly enriched uranium program right under the nose of inspectors.
So I think this will be a real difference between.
The president and the prime minister and frankly I think that there's -- examples to show that inspections alone and verification alone just aren't enough.
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