PM Netanyahu at joint press conference with Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov (11 Sept 2012):
"So far we can say with certainty that diplomacy and sanctions haven't worked. The sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, but they haven't stopped the Iranian nuclear program. That's a fact. And the fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs. If Iran knows that there is no red line, if Iran knows that there's no deadline, what will it do? Exactly what it's doing: It's continuing without any interference towards obtaining nuclear weapons capability and from there nuclear bombs. The world tells Israel: Wait. There's still time. And I say: Wait for what? Wait until when? Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel."
PM Netanyahu at meeting with Lower Saxony PM McAllister (29 Aug 2012):
Seventy years ago, six million of my people were exterminated in an act of genocide.... Today, over 120 countries are in Tehran, saluting a regime that not only denies the Holocaust but pledges to annihilate the Jewish state, brutalizes its own people, colludes in the murder of thousands of innocent Syrians and leads millions in chanting 'Death to America, death to Israel.' So many in the international community appear to have learned nothing. I think this is a disgrace and a stain on humanity.
PM Netanyahu at meeting with US Congressman Mike Rogers (24 Aug 2012):
"Just yesterday, we received additional proof of the fact that Iran is continuing to make accelerated progress toward achieving nuclear weapons while totally ignoring international demands."
PM Netanyahu at meeting with US Defense Secretary Panetta (1 Aug 2012):
No challenge is greater than stopping Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability. Iran is the foremost sponsor of terrorism, and everything must be done to keep Iran, the world's most dangerous regime, from developing the world's most dangerous weapons. You recently said that sanctions on Iran are having a big impact on the Iranian economy and that is correct. And I'm sure that the recent sanctions advanced by the President and the Congress will have an even greater impact on Iran's economy.
But unfortunately, it's also true that neither sanctions nor diplomacy have yet had any impact on Iran's nuclear weapons program. America and Israel have also made clear that all options are on the table. You yourself said a few months ago that when all else fails, America will act. But these declarations have also not yet convinced the Iranians to stop their program. However forceful our statements, they have not convinced Iran that we are serious about stopping them. Right now the Iranian regime believes that the international community does not have the will to stop its nuclear program. This must change and it must change quickly, because time to resolve this issue peacefully is running out.