UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the only way to peacefully stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons is to combine tough sanctions with a credible military threat and that Israel was ready to stand alone in defending itself.
"Don't let up the pressure (on Iran)," Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly, adding that the only deal that could be made with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was one that "fully dismantles Iran's nuclear weapons program."
"Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. A wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community. But like everyone else, I wish we could believe Rouhani's words, but we must focus on Iran's action," Netanyahu said. (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau, Michelle Nichols and Dan Williams)