US urges Israel diplomacy with Iran

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Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:43 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2012 11:43 AM
Source: Assocated Press

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WASHINGTON - President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister are showing some unity today on the issue of Iran's nuclear weapons.

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at the White House.

The President said the US and Israel agaree that diplomacy is the best way to resolve the nuclear weapons crisis with Iran.

But Mr Obama added that the US will consider all options in confronting the possibility of an Iranian nuclear weapon.

Netanyahu said Israel and America "stand together."

But, he said Israel must remain "the master of its fate" and that it's a sovereign nation with the right to defend itself.

President Obama wants to avert an Israeli attack on Iran that could come this spring.

The United States views such an attack as dangerously premature.

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