If the White House is "wrong" on Iran and agrees to a deal that allows Tehran to go nuclear, Tel Aviv will the first city that gets bombed, an Israeli reporter warned President Obama this week.
"Mr. President, there is a remarkably sincere observation you made once. You said 'nothing comes to my desk that is perfectly solvable,'" reporter Ilana Dayan said in an interview with the president that aired on Israeli television Tuesday evening.
"And you said 'any given decision I make, I'll wind up with a 30-40 percent chance that it isn't going to work,'" she continued. "I'm afraid Israelis cannot afford even a three to four percent chance that you are wrong Mr. President, because if you are, the bomb will hit Tel Aviv first."
Obama responded, "We have imposed the most effective sanctions on Iran over the course of the last five years which has caused them to lose a decade of growth. At the time, people were skeptical ... Then we were able to force Iran to the negotiation table because of the effective sanctions."