By Rebecca Shabad - 10/03/13 02:04 PM EDT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Iran is producing bombs to use against the U.S.
"They're gearing up with their infrastructure for 200 bombs. And they're not developing those ICBMs [intercontinental ballistic missile] for us. They can reach us with what they have. It's for you,” the Israeli leader told CBS's Charlie Rose in an interview.
The press interview is part of a campaign by Netanyahu to build pressure on the international community to not relax sanctions against Iran.
President Obama spoke via telephone with Rouhani Friday, the first call between U.S. and Iranian leaders since Iran's Islamic Revolution.
Obama has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to try and work out a deal with the Iranians so that their nuclear program is transparent to the international community.
Rouhani said in an interview with NBC News last month that he would not produce any nuclear weapons while in office.
Netanyahu, however, has warned Obama not to be fooled by Iran.
“We don't object to testing the diplomatic route. If there's any country on Earth that is threatened with annihilation — from Iran's nuclear weapons and us, it's us,” Netanyahu said.
“So if we can resolve this diplomatically, bravo. But the question is what is a deal that does it?”