Iran “closer and closer to the bomb,” Netanyahu says – CBS News.
Summary: (CBS News) Iran is getting “closer and closer to the bomb,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday on “Face the Nation,” and in deciding whether to wage an attack on the nation aggressively pursuing nuclear capabilities, he added, “I won’t wait until it’s too late.”
“They’re edging up to the red line,” Netanyahu said. “They haven’t crossed it yet. They’re also building faster centrifuges that would enable them to jump the line, so to speak, at a much faster rate – that is, within a few weeks.”
Netanyahu said Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, has criticized his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for being “a wolf in wolf’s clothing.” Rohani’s strategy, though, he said is to “be a wolf in sheep’s clothing – smile and build a bomb.”
On the part of the United States, Netanyahu said, it’s important to stand by the administration’s insistence that it won’t tolerate a nuclear Iran – but also to make clear that military force “is truly on the table.” In March, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry said that President Obama is “not bluffing” about seriously considering military interjection, but both qualified that the United States is not looking for war.