Israel reserves right to defend itself against Iran: Netanyahu
WASHINGTON, May 18 (AFP) May 18, 2009
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel reserves its right of self-defense against Iran, which the West suspects of harboring a nuclear military program.
"Israel reserves its right to defend itself," said Netanyahu, speaking to reporters after a White House meeting with US President Barack Obama.
While he said he welcomed US diplomatic efforts to rein in Tehran, Netanyahu said "what is important is the commitment to the result that Iran does not develop military nuclear capability."All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.