Region will lose sleep over Iran deal -Saudi adviser

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 29, 2010.            Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

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Bennett: ‘Bad’ Iran deal increases need for military action

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a meeting of his Jewish Home faction at the Knesset, on Monday, July 22 (photo credit:  Flash90)

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a meeting of his Jewish Home faction at the Knesset, on Monday, July 22 (photo credit: Flash90)

Economics minister and Jewish Home leader says Israel cannot ‘sit idly by’ while world allows Iran to be 6 weeks from the bomb

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Israel capable of setting back Iran’s nuclear program, ex-air force chief indicates

Former air force chief Ido Nehushtan (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

Former air force chief Ido Nehushtan (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

‘Don’t underestimate the capacity of the Israeli Air Force to fulfill its missions,’ says Ido Nehushtan, calling for carrot-and-stick approach on Iran

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Netanyahu to Obama: Don’t be naive about Iran

This Sept. 1, 2013 file photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israel. Abir Sultan/AP/File

Israel aims to temper euphoria about US-Iran rapprochement. Today, Israel disclosed it arrested an Iranian spy earlier this month.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in the US today with an unenviable task: arguing that President Obama should be skeptical of Iran’s intentions, even as the world cheers its extraordinary change of tune.

“I think Netanyahu is a spoiler – he comes to a party he wasn’t invited to, and he’s going to ruin the party,” says Yoel Guzansky, a researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv who served as an adviser on Iran’s nuclear program to previous prime ministers.

But some say Mr. Netanyahu, who meets with President Obama at the White House today, sees himself as playing a Churchillian role to alert the world to the dangers of appeasement, just as the formidable British leader did when faced by the Nazi regime. For one who sees the Iranian nuclear issue in existential terms, being perceived as a party pooper is a small price to pay. 

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Netanyahu: Iran Closer to Nuclear Weapons That Can Strike US

 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that Iran was moving closer to developing nuclear weapons capable of striking the U.S., and urged the Obama administration to take a harder line. 

During an appearance on “Face the Nation,” Netanyahu said that despite a new government in Tehran, Iran’s nuclear program would have intercontinental ballistic missiles that could carry a nuclear weapon to the United States within a few years.

“They don’t need these missiles to reach us,” Netanyahu said. “They already have missiles that can reach us.”

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