compiled by Cem Ertür
25 August 2009
1) Joint press conference with UK Prime Minister Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu (25 August 2009)
2) [from the archives] US President Obama’s interview with BBC (1 June 2009)
excerpts from: Transcript of press conference given by PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the PM of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown
(Israeli) Prime Minister’s Office website, 25 August 2009
QUESTION: […] [D]o you think that inevitably eventually a military action will have to be taken against Iran if everything else fails?
GORDON BROWN: […] [W]e have to leave open every option in our dealings with Iran and at the same time, if there is no further progress immediately, I believe the world will have to look at stepping up sanctions against Iran as a matter of priority.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: […] [T]ime is running out. It is late in the day, but it is not too late. If there is a firm resolve by the international community to apply crippling sanctions […] then however late the hour the future can be secured. […]
from the archives:
excerpt from: Obama interview: the transcript
BBC World Service website, 2 June 2009
BBC: What the Israelis say is that they have managed to persuade you at least to concentrate on Iran and to give what’s — behind the scenes they’re calling it a bit of an ultimatum to the Iranians: By the end of this year there must be some real progress.
OBAMA: Well, the only thing I’d correct on that is I don’t think the Israelis needed to convince me of that, since I’ve been talking about it for the last two years.
[US President Barack Obama, BBC World Service interview, 1 June 2009]
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