Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said time is running out to put a stop to Iran's nuclear programme.
Speaking to a pro-Israel conference in the US, Mr Netanyahu said he could not allow his people to "live in the shadow of annihilation".
Israel fears Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons, and speculation of a pre-emptive strike has recently grown.
US President Barack Obama has said there is still time for diplomacy, but that all options remain open.
Tehran insists its nuclear plans are peaceful.
Speaking to some 13,000 delegates at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) on Monday night, Mr Netanyahu reiterated that Israel was "determined to prevent Iran having nuclear weapons".
"Unfortunately, Iran's nuclear programme has continued to march forward," he said.
"Israel has waited for diplomacy to work, we've waited for sanctions to wor
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