Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken his case on Iran directly to American voters, by telling them that the White House should draw a "red line" on Tehran's nuclear program ambitions.
In television interviews, Netanyahu compared Tehran's nuclear program to the act carried out by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, and reminded Americans of the devastating repercussions of failed intelligence.
According to Fox News, a visibly frustrated Netanyahu took advantage of the week's focus on the unrest across the Middle East to appeal to Americans who are headed for polls in less than two months.
Netanyahu said Washington would be foolish to believe Tehran claims that its nuclear program is peaceful, citing the example of past terrorist attacks on American soil.
Earlier, Netanyahu had called on President Obama and other world leaders to state clearly at what point Iran would face a military attack.
But Obama and his top aides said all options remain on the table. Shared U.S.-Israeli intelligence suggests Iran hasn't decided yet whether to build a bomb despite pursing the technology, and that there would be time for action beyond the toughened sanctions that are already in place.
During an interview with CBS News, Netanyahu also pointed to America's inability to prevent the 9/11 hijackings as proof that intelligence can fail.
He insisted that his motivations were not political, but reflected a key sense of urgency.
"I think that there's a common interest of all Americans, of all political persuasions, to stop Iran. This is a regime that is giving vent to the worst impulses that you see right now in the Middle East," he added. (ANI)