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'This is a bomb, this is a fuse,' says Netanyahu; Israel's PM draws the 'red line' at the UN

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, on Sept. 27.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed a diagram in the shape of a bomb that he said shows the progress of Iran's nuclear enrichment progress at the United Nation's General Assembly on Thursday.

NBC News' Andrea Mitchell reports-- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that a “clear red line” be set to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, telling the U.N. General Assembly that with a nuclear Iran, no one in the world would be safe.

In a speech at the U.N. Thursday, Netanyahu said that Iran will have enough enriched uranium to build a bomb by next summer. He said his "red line" to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons is to stop it from accumulating that uranium -- because it would impossible to know when Iran has achieved the next step: building a detonator to fire a weapon. Read the full story.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the UN general assembly Thursday that sanctions are not stopping Iran's nuclear program.

Words between Israel and Iran have not been kind at the General Assembly. On Wednesday, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad complained about 'continued threats' by 'uncivilized Zionists,' according to NBC News.

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Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and President of the Palestinian Authority, organizes his papers during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also spoke at the U.N. General Assembly, where he asked that the Palestinian U.N. status be upgraded to a "nonmember state," according to NBC News:

This statement is in contrast to last year, when Palestine asked the U.N. Security Council to recognize it as a full member state. That bid failed.

"Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chance - maybe the last - to save the two-state solution and to salvage peace," Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly Thursday through a translator. Read the full story.


Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations General Assembly in a speech seeking to upgrade the status of Palestine to a full member state.

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