Peres: Obama showed maximum support possible for Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 5, 2012 11:05

President Shimon Peres on Monday praised US President Barack Obama's speech to the AIPAC annual policy conference on Monday, saying he had offered the maximum support for Israel that an American president could possibly offer.

Peres told Army Radio that Obama made clear that the "security of Israel is a national American interest," and that it was out of the question for him to give a timetable for possible military action against Iran.

"I don't expect someone to say when they will do this, and when they will do that, not us or them. It's not done," Peres stated. "He didn't talk about dates, but he spoke about actions," the president added.

Peres said that he appreciated Obama's refraining from giving Israel instructions, or even giving the appearance that he was telling Israel what to do.

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