Spot the common denominator:
Iran’s regime is the biggest destabilizing influence in the region. Israel understands that, but so do the Arab nations.
“The Iranian leadership funds and arms terrorists who have murdered Americans and Israelis alike.
“The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”
“Our aim is not incremental sanctions, but sanctions that will bite.”
“We will not compromise our commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring these weapons.”
“It is true that heightened security measures have reduced the number of suicide bombings”
“Hizballah has amazed tens of thousands of rockets on Israel’s northern border. Hamas has a substantial number in Gaza.”
You also see our commitment to our shared security in our determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Here in the United States, we’ve imposed the toughest sanctions ever on the Iranian regime. And at the United Nations, under our leadership, we’ve secured the most comprehensive international sanctions on the regime, which have been joined by allies and partners around the world. Today, Iran is virtually cut off from large parts of the international financial system, and we’re going to keep up the pressure. So let me be absolutely clear. We remain committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Its illicit nuclear program is just one challenge that Iran poses. As I said on Thursday, the Iranian government has shown its hypocrisy by claiming to support the rights of protesters while treating its own people with brutality. Moreover, Iran continues to support terrorism across the region, including providing weapons and funds to terrorist organizations. So we will continue to work to prevent these actions, and we will stand up to groups like Hezbollah, who exercise political assassination and seek to impose their will through rockets and car bombs. You also see our commitment to Israel’s security in our steadfast opposition to any attempt to de-legitimize the state of Israel.