March 4th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama pledges to stop an Iranian nuclear weapon

Washington (CNN) – Preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is a national security interest of both Israel and the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday in calling for continued diplomatic efforts but also pledging that all options - including a military effort - remain viable.

"All elements of American power" remain an option to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, including "a military effort to be prepared for any contingency," Obama told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby group.

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  1. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    I thought the Republicans were telling us Obama was not a fan of Israel. And now he is giving the highest honor available to their President. Somehow they will try to twist this until it was Republicans who awarded it.

    March 4, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Bugs

    Anything to win votes! Did you watch this guy speaking today ? Struggling to choose his words so carefully in which to make it sound convincing but yet if disected carefully enough have two different meanings.

    March 4, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Obviously Demo

    I hope the Republican spin radio refrains from calling the Iranian president any names since he is being awarded by our beloved president..aka keep your "GOONS" in check!

    March 4, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. saywhat

    AIPAC does not represent Jews or American interests, it just represents itself – spy agency and enforcer of the Israeli regime. two of its officials were convicted of espionage in August of 2005.
    Pandering to AIPAC is detrimental to American interests. But with the influence that this agency has been allowed to wield on our lives and the funding that they and their collaborators on our soil provide in every election sways even the President to bow down to them.

    March 4, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Howard

    OH ... give us a break. Obama always conveniently resorts to easy public relations solutions, like awards, celebrity endorsements, and fund raisers, to keep himself in office. When it comes to leadership, and tough decisions this fool is always AWOL. For instance, Obama's media covered tributes to our troops, while at the same time, he dramatically cuts military funding, disregards advice from the Generals, and cuts back the military's health benefits. He's doing the same cheap trick here with Israel. Obama disrespects their Prime minister, tells them to go back to 1967 borders, gives equal consideration to Hamas, a terrorist organization, and doesn't want to assist Israel agains Iran, who has vowed to blow Israel off the face of the earth ... and, then, In the typical Obama style, when elections are coming up, and he wants the Jewish campaign contributions and votes ... he tries to make up for it all, with an awards banquet. This back stabbing charlatan has got to go !!!

    March 4, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  6. NameAlfromdabronx

    My president

    March 4, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Bugs
    Anything to win votes! Did you watch this guy speaking today ? Struggling to choose his words so carefully in which to make it sound convincing but yet if disected carefully enough have two different meanings.◄

    What the Heck???? We had presidents in the past that "did not" chose their words carefully and look at where it got us!!! If you got two different meanings out of what he was saying – then you were not listening!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    March 4, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. julie

    Obama 2012 Hillary 2016 Hillary 2020..................

    March 4, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Howard

    OBAMA PLEDGES ??? ... everyone knows obama's word isn't worth spit.

    March 4, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Darrell

    Howard

    All words, not making sense.

    March 4, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |