Prime Minister David Cameron expressed the need to continue placing ‘massive pressure’ on Iran, and said that Britain and the US have not ruled out taking military action, but the moment had not come yet, in a television interview yesterday.
Speaking to NBC, the PM said he was a “friend of Israel” and that Israel has a “right to exist as a democratic state.”
Cameron, who is visiting the US, added that “It’s very, very important it (Israel) knows it has strong allies like America, like the United Kingdom, but I don’t support action now because, frankly, we’ve got more road to run in putting in place sanctions and putting in place tough measures against the regime and saying to them they need to take a different path.
“They (Iranians) can have civil nuclear power. If they give up the ambition of having military nuclear power, they can have a future as a country that has more normal relations with the rest of the world. We need to keep up the pressure to encourage them to make the right choice,” he said.
When asked if the Iranian nuclear crisis was tougher to deal with “when the Israelis say this is about us, about our existence,” Cameron replied: “I completely understand why the Israelis feel as strongly as they do. I feel strongly. I do not want to see an Iran with a nuclear weapon. This is, of course, about Israel and the Middle East because a nuclear weapon [could fall in the hands of a] state that wants to wipe Israel off the map. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons would want to acquire them. This is about our own security,” Cameron told NBC.