JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama tells Israeli TV there is no military solution to Iran's nuclear program.
Channel 2 TV aired exerts of the interview Monday.
Obama said "I can, I think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and evidence and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough agreement."
"Even if the United States participates, it would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it will not eliminate it," he said. The full interview will be aired Tuesday.
Israel says the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran is a bad deal. It has said that a military option is still on the table to prevent Iran from getting the bomb. Israel views a nuclear-armed Iran a threat to its existence.