President Obama stressed the importance of relations between Israel and United States. He had also admitted that Israel had total right to defend itself in the wake of an Iranian attack. He had reservations about the time of military action against Iran. He was of the opinion that America is concerned about the growing tensions in the Middle East and did not want the proliferation of nuclear weapons. He made this statement in the context of sanctions against North Korea and Iran. Obama wants to keep American hegemony over the world, but he is also aware of the consequences of military intervention. He believes that economic action is more viable and effective than military confrontation.