Last week, two prominent Israeli officials expressed their support for President Barack Obama’s approach to containing Iran’s nuclear program.
Both of the statements follow the House of Representatives’ overwhelming passage of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009, which many notable experts believe will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. One expert in particular, Emily Landau, director of the arms control program at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, remarked to The Washington Post:
It is in Israel’s interest for it to be dealt with diplomatically. The military option is only getting more and more difficult.