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Israel tells Obama hold Iran’s feet to fire, or else

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posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 11:09 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel will go along with U.S. President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy, but try to shorten the deadline for results by signalling its willingness to attack Iranian nuclear sites if need be.

Israel votes on Tuesday and its next prime minister -- the front-runner is rightwinger Benjamin Netanyahu -- is likely to go to Washington within a few months and press Obama to stick to his campaign promise not to let Iran develop an atomic bomb.

Aaron David Miller, a former U.S. Middle East negotiator now at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, said the visit would entail a "strategic conversation" with Obama.

"It need not be conclusive or threatening, but...

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[edit on 6-2-2009 by 12m8keall2c]


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