President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday their nations stand together in their efforts to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon.
The two leaders met at the White House to discuss Iran's nuclear program and other Middle East issues amid talk that Israel may attack nuclear sites in Iran.
In comments to reporters before the meeting, Obama said both he and Netanyahu prefer a diplomatic solution to the Iranian issue.
However, Obama made clear - as he did in a speech to the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday - that military force remains an option in the effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
Netanyahu said he welcomed Obama's "strong speech" on Sunday and noted that Iran considers the United States the "great Satan" and Israel the "little Satan."FULL STORY