Israel will be hit by rockets if US attacks Iran: Obama

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit in Washington, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON, Aug 5: President Barack Obama has reportedly warned American Jewish leaders that Tel Aviv would be possibly struck by rockets in case of a US military strike against Iran, urging them not to sabotage the nuclear agreement.
“Israel would bear the brunt of a US military strike” against Iran, Obama told leaders of major Jewish organizations in the US, who were present at a meeting in the White House on Tuesday.
The meeting was part of an effort by the Obama administration to gain support for the agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group — the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – in the Austrian capital of Vienna on July 14.
The chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, Greg Rosenbaum, who was one of 20 leaders who met with Obama, told Israel Radio on Wednesday that the president warned them rockets would possibly fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear agreement with Iran was blocked.
“He [Obama] said military action by the United States against Iran’s nuclear facilities is not going to result in Iran deciding to have a full-fledged war with the United States,” Rosenbaum quoted Obama as saying in the meeting.

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