Ahead of Obama trip: Peres downplays US, Israel differences

March 20, 2013 02:50


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President Shimon Peres said that while there may be some differences in timing, Israel and the US basically support the same policy on the issue of Iran, speaking in an interview with CNN on the eve of US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel.

The president wholeheartedly put his support in his US counterpart's policy on the Iranian threat, saying that he is "free of doubts" that Obama would use military force if necessary to stop preventing Tehran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

"I do believe that the United States is following carefully the time and the progress," Peres told CNN.

"So a year is an estimation," he continued. "If something were to happen earlier, I am sure we will pay attention to the change."

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