In an interview with The New York Times, President Obama says he understands Israel feels particularly vulnerable
Obama calls the nuclear deal with Iran a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many U.S. Republicans warn that Iran cannot be trusted
President Barack Obama says he is “absolutely committed to making sure” Israel maintains a military advantage over Iran.
His comments to The New York Times, published on Sunday, come amid criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the deal that the United States and five other world powers struck with Iran. Tehran agreed to halt the country’s nuclear ambitions, and in exchange, Western powers would drop sanctions that have hurt the Iran’s economy.
Obama said he understands and respects Netanyahu’s stance that Israel is particularly vulnerable and doesn’t “have the luxury of testing these propositions” in the deal.