Israeli PM asks U.S. for military threat on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Sunday that only a "credible" military threat can deter Iran from building a nuclear weapon, media reports said.
"The only way to ensure Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons is by creating a credible threat of military action against it if it does not halt its race to acquire a nuclear bomb," the reports quoted Netanyahu as telling Biden in New Orleans, where they are attending an American Jewish conference, Xinhua reported.
The U.S. has not ruled out a military option against Iran, but preferred sanctions and diplomacy at the moment in dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
Iran announced Sunday that it is ready for holding fresh nuclear talks with the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany in Turkey.