Report: PM tells US 'time has run out' on Iran diplomacy
LAST UPDATED: 08/31/2012 10:30
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got into a diplomatic shouting match
with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro over US President Barack Obama's
handling of Iran's nuclear program, saying "time has run out" for
diplomacy, Yediot Aharonot cited a source as saying on Friday.
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According to the report, which the Jerusalem Post could
not independently verify, the showdown took place as Netanyahu met with
Shapiro and Republican Congressman Mike Rogers, who visited Israel earlier in the week.
source that participated in the meeting said that a particularly angry
and stressed Netanyahu began a tirade against the US president,
attacking him for not doing enough on Iran. "Instead of pressuring Iran
in an effective way, Obama and his people are pressuring us not to
attack the nuclear facilities," the source quoted Netanyahu as saying.
Angered about continued US rhetoric that diplomacy needs more time to work, Netanyahu said flatly: "Time has run out," Yediot reported.