The U.S., Israel and Efforts to Halt Iran's Nuclear Program

The U.S., Israel and Efforts to Halt Iran's Nuclear Program

President Obama said the U.S. will not tolerate a nuclear Iran, and military force is an option. But he cautioned against "loose talk of war." The U.S., Israel and efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program.

President Obama met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel for two hours yesterday at the White House. Iran was at the top of the agenda. The meeting followed months of speculation that Israel is close to a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. The president gave assurances the U.S. would do what is necessary to protect Israel. But he made it clear the U.S. wants to continue using diplomacy to try to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Later Netanyahu expressed impatience with the U.S. position. He told a conference of pro-Israel Americans that the world cannot afford to wait much longer. Diane and her guests will talk about the U.S., Israel and their differing approaches to Iran.


Paul Pillar

director, graduate studies at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University and a former CIA National Intelligence officer

Aaron David Miller

a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and former adviser to Republican and Democratic secretaries of State; author of the forthcoming book "Can America Have Another Great President?"

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

founder and president, The Israel Project.

Reza Marashi

research director, National Iranian American Council, former Iran desk officer, U.S. State Department.

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