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No Israel decision on attacking Iran: Obama

world Updated: Feb 07, 2012 02:40 IST
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US President Barack Obama has said that Israel has not made a decision yet on attacking Iran's nuclear installations, noting that he still prefers to use diplomacy.

"I do not think Israel has taken a decision on what they need to do," Obama told the NBC news. Obama said he believes that the tough international sanctions are hurting the Iranian regime.

"We have mobilised the international community in an unprecedented way. They are feeling the pinch. They are feeling the pressure," he said.

Until Iran commit itself to peaceful use of nuclear energy and leaves its nuclear weapon programme, both the US are Israel are going to be very concerned about it. "We have closure military and intelligence consultations than we ever had. My first priority continues to be the security of the US, but also the security of Israel. We are going to make sure that we work in lockstep, as we proceed to try to solve this - hopefully, diplomatically," Obama said.