Yadlin: PM needs to ensure he can trusts Obama on Iran

March 9, 2013 20:12


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During US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will need to work out whether or not he can rely on the US for support in the case of a military strike on Iran, Director of the Institute for National Security Studies, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin said Saturday.

Speaking on Channel 2's "Meet the Press" program, the former Military Intelligence chief said that there are no high expectations for Obama's visit. "This is an attempt to reach an understanding between the prime minister and the president, who do not have a high level of trust between them" Yadlin explained.

He listed several issues that Obama and Netanyahu are due to discuss, saying that first and foremost, "they need to discuss the agreement that the US is trying to reach with Iran, and what type of arrangement Israel could live with." Yadlin also said that the two leaders must discuss the issue of red lines and what it means for each of them; if the red line is crossed, he said, Netanyahu needs to ensure that he can rely on Obama.

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