The United States has rejected statement by Israel’s prime minister calling for a military threat against Iran to make certain it doesn’t get nuclear weapons.
On Monday, United States defence secretary Robert Gates said during a visit to Australia for security talks, “We know that they are concerned about the impact of the sanctions. The sanctions are biting more deeply than they anticipated and we are working very hard at this”.
“So I would disagree that only a credible military threat can get Iran to take the actions it needs to end its nuclear weapons programme”
“We are prepared to do what is necessary but at this point we continue to believe that the political-economic approach that we taking is in fact having an impact in Iran.” he said
On Sunday, the Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu, told US Vice President Joe Biden that only a “credible” military threat can prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, Israeli political sources said.