US urged to set 'red lines' on Iran

Mon, Sep 17, 2012, 01:00

The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has renewed his demand that the US set out clear “red lines” for Iran over its nuclear programme, in remarks likely to put further strain on his relationship with Barack Obama in the runup to the presidential election.

In interviews on US television networks to mark the Jewish new year, Mr Netanyahu repeated his call for the US to clarify the point at which it would take military action rather than allow the Iranian nuclear programme to advance.

“You have to place that red line before them now, before it’s too late,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday. Iran would be on the brink of nuclear weapons capability by next spring, he warned. – (Guardian service)