Netanyahu Says Israel Has Right To Defend Itself

By Salon Staff

Published March 2, 2012 5:18PM (EST)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country has the right to defend itself against Iran, which he says calls and works for Israel's destruction.

Netanyahu made the remarks Friday in a photo opportunity before meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa.

Netanyahu will meet with President Barack Obama on Monday, and Iran will be a major concern.

Obama warned Israel in an interview with The Atlantic magazine published Friday that a premature attack on Iran would do more harm than good.

Netanyahu says it's important that the international community not allow the threat of a nuclear Iran to materialize.

Salon Staff

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