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Clinton, at end of Israeli visit, warns Iran against obtaining nuclear weapon
JERUSALEM (AP) ¯¯¯ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. will "use all elements of American power" to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Monday's veiled threat was delivered at the end of a day of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
The comments come at a time when the U.S. and Israel debate how best to deal with Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. is seeking more time for negotiations and sanctions, while Israel has repeatedly hinted at military action.
Both suspect Iran may be aiming toward producing nuclear weapons. Iran denies that.
After her declaration about possible use of U.S. power, Clinton said everyone prefers a diplomatic resolution, and "Iran's leaders still have the opportunity to make the right decision. The choice is ultimately Iran's."