Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday, July 16, that the United States and Israel were “on the same page” in their determination to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb, Reuters
reported. In Jerusalem, Clinton said she and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “talked about concrete steps that we can take to continue to build the pressure” on Tehran. Talks between world powers and Iran to resolve the standoff have so far failed to secure a breakthrough. Clinton said that while Washington would prefer a diplomatic resolution, “we will use all elements of American power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” She accused Iran of failing to respond so far to diplomacy. “I made very clear that the proposals we have seen from Iran thus far within the P5+1 negotiations are nonstarters,” she said.