In a State of the Union speech focused mostly on domestic issues, President Barack Obama pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and to “stand steadfast” with Israel.
“The leaders of Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic solution, because a coalition stands united in demanding that they meet their obligations, and we will do what is necessary to prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon,” Obama said Feb. 12 in Washington.
Obama also said he would continue to back democratization throughout the Middle East.
The D.C.-based Jewish Council for Public Affairs called the speech “a call to action and ambition” and, along with B’nai B’rith International, singled out the president’s attention to gun control, immigration reform, energy independence and rebuilding the economy...more.
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