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Letting Iran Go Nuclear Would Mark a 'Pivot in History'


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Islamic State is not the only imminent threat the world should be watching.

He said Sunday the United States and its allies must keep an eye on Iran, which poses an even bigger threat.

"But if you think ISIS is dangerous and should be defeated, as I do -- and I completely support President Obama's effort and leadership in this regard -- then think how much more dangerous Iran is," Netanyahu said on CBS "Face the Nation."

"Iran doesn't have $2 million petro-dollars a day; it has $100 million petro-dollars a day. And it's got -- it's working on obtaining nuclear weapons," he added.

"And that would be, I think, a pivot of history. I  think it would endanger the future of our common civilization," he said. "So it should be -- that should be defeated and that should be prevented."

Netanyahu's comments reiterate what he said during his speech before the U.N. General Assembly last week when he said a nuclear Iran is a greater threat than ISIS.

"Make no mistake," he said. "ISIS must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power would be to win the battle and lose the war."

During last week's blockbuster speech, Netanyahu also said the goal of Islamists is world domination. He compared them to a cancer that must be removed before it's too late.

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