Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his country cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Iran’s suspect nuclear programme.
Netanyahu has argued that Iran is getting close to acquiring nuclear weapons capability, a claim Iran denies. He has been pushing the U.S. to commit to the circumstances under which America would lead a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
According to Fox News, Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have repeatedly hinted that if the United States does not attack, Israel will.
“I hear those who say we should wait until the last minute. But what if the U.S. doesn’t act? It’s a question that must be asked,” Netanyahu told Israel Hayom.
The U.S. also suspects Tehran is seeking to become a nuclear power and says it is committed to preventing a nuclear Iran. But the country also insists that more efforts must be made before resorting to military action.