Despite concerns from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran is just months away from being able to deploy a nuclear weapon, U.S.
Senator Dick Durbin says it’s too soon to be thinking about military intervention.
Durbin says there is still time to try to pressure Iran through harsh sanctions and other means to give up their nuclear ambitions.
Speaking to reporters in Springfield, Durbin also rejected Republican claims that unrest across the Middle East is a sign of “weakness” in President Obama’s foreign policy.
Durbin says they weren’t saying that when Americans were attacked and killed during the Reagan or George W. Bush years.