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Obama seeks to assure Israelis on Iran

JERUSALEM — Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and the United States remains committed to doing everything in its power to prevent that from happening, President Obama said in an exclusive interview aired Thursday on Israeli TV.

Just days before he is scheduled to arrive in Israel for his first presidential visit, Obama told Israel’s Channel 2 TV he still prefers diplomacy over force but a nuclear Iran is a ‘‘red line’’ and all options remain to stop it.

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