Netanyahu to Iran: We will attack if necessary

Monday, July 15, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in an interview with American media on Sunday that Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities in the very near future if such action is deemed necessary.

In an appearance on CBS News, Netanyahu lamented that in the US and the rest of the West there was not enough of a sense of urgency regarding Iran.

"Our clocks are ticking at a different pace. We're closer than the United States. We're more vulnerable. And therefore, we'll have to address this question of how to stop Iran, perhaps before the United States does," said the Israel leader.

And just in case Tehran thinks Israel won't go it alone, "they’re sorely mistaken. I won’t wait until it’s too late," Netanyahu vowed.

Netanyahu once again urged the West not to be fooled by the recent election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's new president, noting that despite possessing more tact, he has the same end goal as the nation's fundamentalist clerical rulers.

"He's criticizing his predecessor (President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) for being a wolf in wolf's clothing. His strategy is be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Smile and build a bomb," Netanyahu explained.

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