NEW YORK (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make his case against Iran before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, arguing that time is quickly running out to stop the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power and the threat of force must be seriously considered.

His demand that President Barack Obama declare “red lines” that would trigger an American attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities has been rejected in Washington and sparked a public rift between the two leaders.

But a senior Israeli official in Netanyahu’s entourage said the prime minister’s speech will “lay a clear red line” that will not contradict Obama’s words.

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