March 5th, 2012
02:34 AM ET

Iran at front and center of Obama, Netanyahu discussions

What to do about Iran and its nuclear program?

That question is expected to dominate discussions Monday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

The meeting between the two leaders comes amid growing international concern after Israel made clear it considers a nuclear-armed Iran a threat to its existence and has suggested a pre-emptive strike on Iranian nuclear infrastructure.

Tensions between Israel and the West have risen dramatically in recent months over its nuclear program, after a nuclear watchdog agency found that Iran was increasing its uranium enrichment capacity and could be developing nuclear weapons.

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  1. Iranian

    pre-emptive or not, attacking Iran first will make you the agressors and thus the criminals.
    It's easy to claim that you have no other choice and act like the victim when you're pushing Iran into a corner where it has no other option but to arm itself as to ensure its own security.
    Don't get me wrong though, Iran's regime must disappear, but only from within, not by the hands of neo-colonialists and imperialists. I can't believe the American people is falling for this lie...AGAIN (like what is it now, the 5th time?)

    March 5, 2012 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Iranian

      Civilization is based on a clearly defined and widely accepted yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierarchy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy to those higher is unthinkable, and when it does occur is regarded with shock, horror, and the fetishization of the victims.
      —Derrick Jensen

      March 5, 2012 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jj

    Obama talks sorta tuff while apologizing for a sneeze. Meanwhile at home he is gonna screw us with a 3.8% increase on home sales to support his health care bill. Think twice banz before u reply with an ignorant view point. READ THE BILL and then tell me I'm wrong. In actuality no one has the time to read a non fiction piece of crap and dems know that. Did everyone get their check on the first? Why gripe right? GeeZ. America the home of the free loaders. Why be informed when we don't have to be. Liberal incrementalism. Yay

    March 5, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dirty Harry

    Do yah feel lucky Commie Punk?

    March 5, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bill

    America are the bullies of the world. We think we are the bias if the world but the fact is, we broke and china should demand there money back. China should cut America off and attack them. China have the population to make it happen.

    March 5, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • MR. Boy President

      Bill, you are right. I am weak and corrupt. Remember, vote for me and I will keep your welfare checks coming.

      March 5, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Rogers

    Freedom of the press but not the people..

    March 5, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mr. Rogers

    The meeting between the two is not about how to stop Iran.its isreal informing the U.S when it plans to strike iran and that Obama can either help or watch it on CNN.
    If CNN doesn't delete it

    March 5, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pejman

    I just hope they dont strike Iran man.

    March 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |