BY KELLY COHEN
In an attempt to appeal to American Jewish leaders, President Obama warned of the consequences Israel would face should Congress reject the Iran nuclear deal.
“I can assure that Israel will bear the brunt of the asymmetrical response that Iran will have to a military strike on its nuclear facilities,” Obama told roughly 20 American Jewish leaders during a two hour meeting at the White House Tuesday night.
“It would be destructive both to the U.S. and to Israel,” Obama warned. “An American military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities will not result in Iran deciding to have a full-fledged war with the United States. Iran’s defense budget is $15 billion. The American defense budget is $600 billion. What Iran would do, and could do, is respond asymmetrically by increasing its support for terrorism.”
“You’ll see Hezbollah rockets falling on Tel Aviv,” Obama added.
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