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Netanyahu Says Iran Containment Policy Won't Work

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel's prime minister says a policy of containment for Iran will not work because Tehran is guided by a "leadership of fanaticism."

Netanyahu made the comments in an interview with the U.S. television network NBC, which will be aired on September 16.

Netanyahu also said he disagrees with those who argue that going to war with Iran would be worse than a nuclear Iran.

Analysts say the United States wants to give diplomacy and sanctions more time to pressure Iran to abandon its suspect nuclear work.

But Israel has warned repeatedly that it believes Iran is close to acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Earlier this week, Netanyahu criticized the United States specifically over its containment policy, saying peaceful methods are not working.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP