Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed on Friday the idea of renewed international negotiations with Iran aimed at preventing the country from building a nuclear weapon.
"It could do again what it has done before, it could pursue or exploit the talks as they've done in the past to deceive and delay so that they can continue to advance their nuclear program and get to the nuclear finish line by running up the clock, so to speak," Netanyahu told a news conference in Ottawa after talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
"I think the international community should not fall into this trap," he said.
Netanyahu will hold talks in Washington on Monday with U.S. President Barack Obama to address growing differences between the two men over what Washington fears could be an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear sites.
In an interview with the Atlantic magazine published on Friday, Obama said "all options are on the table" for dealing with Iran's nuclear plans and added that the final option was the "military component".
(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Writing by David Ljunggren and Louise Egan; Editing by Sandra Maler)