Obama on Netanyahu's Concerns About Iran: "Noise Out There"

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Sep 24, 2012 7:41 AM

During an interview yesterday with 60 Minutes, Barack Obama referred to criticism and concerns he hasn't handled the an Iran on its way toward nuclear in a proper way as "noise out there."

KROFT: “You don't feel any pressure from Prime Minister Netanyahu in the middle of a campaign to try and get you to change your policy and draw a line in the sand?  You don’t feel any pressure?”

OBAMA: “When it comes to our national security decisions-- any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And I am going to block out-- any noise that's out there.”

The comment came just a week after Obama snubbed Netanyahu for David Letterman and a dinner with celbrities Jay-Z and Beyonce.

When asked about Libya and the ongoing "Arab Spring," Obama said there are some "bumps on the road."

KROFT: “Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?”

OBAMA: “Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky path. … But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because-- you know, in a lot of these places-- the one organizing principle-- has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn't been controlled completely by the government.”