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Netanyahu hints Israel can't destroy Iran nuke program

(Times of Israel) Israel could do “significant damage” to Iran’s nuclear program in a military strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week, seeming to admit that Jerusalem would need help from the US or another country if it wanted to fully demolish Tehran’s nuclear drive.

Speaking before the board of the American Jewish Committee, Netanyahu said the United States was “perfectly” capable of knocking out Iran’s enrichment program, widely believed to be for military purposes, Maariv reported.

Netanyahu’s statement seems to falls in line with past assessments by US officials and other experts that a unilateral Israeli strike would fall short of destrying the Iranian program.