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Video: ‘Words Will Not Stop Them’: Israel Urges U.S. to Put Pressure on Iran

WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 —> 00:00:02.990 Words will not stop them, Mr. President. 00:00:02.990 —> 00:00:06.480 Diplomacy will not stop them. 00:00:06.480 —> 00:00:08.520 The only thing that will stop Iran 00:00:08.520 —> 00:00:11.520 is knowing that if they continue 00:00:11.520 —> 00:00:14.220 to develop their nuclear program, 00:00:14.220 —> 00:00:19.990 the free world will use force. 00:00:19.990 —> 00:00:22.030 The only way to stop them is to put 00:00:22.030 —> 00:00:25.510 a credible military threat on the table. 00:00:25.510 —> 00:00:29.260 Israel wants peace and believes in peace. 00:00:29.260 —> 00:00:33.460 We will never yield an inch of our security. 00:00:33.460 —> 00:00:36.350 We are obligated to be cautious at every step. 00:00:36.350 —> 00:00:40.080 But to any country, any nation 00:00:40.080 —> 00:00:42.760 that wants peace and normalization with us, 00:00:42.760 —> 00:00:47.150 we say, “ahlan wa sahlan, shalom, 00:00:47.150 —> 00:00:50.310 welcome.” Mr. President, 00:00:50.310 —> 00:00:53.480 you will meet with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, 00:00:53.480 —> 00:00:55.760 Kuwait, Oman and Iraq. 00:00:55.760 —> 00:01:01.210 I would like you to pass them all a message from us. 00:01:01.210 —> 00:01:05.349 Our hand is outstretched for peace. 00:01:05.349 —> 00:01:10.210 We are ready to share our technology and experience, 00:01:10.210 —> 00:01:12.400 ready for our people to meet and learn 00:01:12.400 —> 00:01:17.050 about one another, ready for our scientists to collaborate 00:01:17.050 —> 00:01:19.790 and our businesses to cooperate. 00:01:19.790 —> 00:01:22.150 You and I also discussed America’s commitment 00:01:22.150 —> 00:01:27.300 to ensuring Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon. 00:01:27.300 —> 00:01:28.788 This is a vital security interest 00:01:28.788 —> 00:01:30.330 to both Israel and the United States, 00:01:30.330 —> 00:01:33.930 and I would add for the rest of the world as well. 00:01:33.930 —> 00:01:36.570 I continue to believe that diplomacy is the best 00:01:36.570 —> 00:01:39.510 way to achieve this outcome, and we’ll 00:01:39.510 —> 00:01:42.000 continue to work with Israel to counter 00:01:42.000 —> 00:01:44.430 other threats from Iran throughout the region, 00:01:44.430 —> 00:01:46.170 including support for terrorism, 00:01:46.170 —> 00:01:48.570 ballistic missile program that continues, 00:01:48.570 —> 00:01:50.100 and the proliferation of weapons 00:01:50.100 —> 00:01:52.450 to terrorists and proxies like Hezbollah. 00:01:52.450 —> 00:01:54.660 Israel’s integration in the region. 00:01:54.660 —> 00:01:57.720 Israel’s peace with its neighbors. 00:01:57.720 —> 00:02:00.150 These are essential goals. 00:02:00.150 —> 00:02:02.370 Tomorrow, I’ll be the first American president 00:02:02.370 —> 00:02:07.200 to fly from Israel directly to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 00:02:07.200 —> 00:02:09.660 That represents important progress. 00:02:09.660 —> 00:02:12.120 And when I see the Saudi leadership tomorrow, 00:02:12.120 —> 00:02:15.420 I’ll be carrying a direct message, message of peace 00:02:15.420 —> 00:02:17.100 and extraordinary opportunities 00:02:17.100 —> 00:02:19.650 that a more stable, integrated region could 00:02:19.650 —> 00:02:24.380 bring to the region and, quite frankly, the whole world.

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