Press TV reported:
US President Barack Obama says Israel’s call for drawing red line over Iran’s nuclear energy program is just “noise” he tries to ignore.
Obama made the remarks in an interview with CBS channel on Sunday, saying the issue concerns US national security decisions, and that he will do what is right for the US people.
“When it comes to our national security decisions, any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out any noise that’s out there,” Obama said.
Tension between Israel and the United States over Iran’s nuclear energy program bubbled to the surface again earlier this month when White House spokesman Jay Carney said that Washington insists there is still “time and space” to resolve the issue.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community to set a “clear red line” for Iran over its nuclear energy program on September 2.
Iranian Mehr News also carried the story.
In an interview with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius published today, Iran’s anti-Semitic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used exactly the same term when describing concerns that the Israelis have raised over the country’s nuclear program.