Obama, Netanyahu reaffirm commitment to stopping Iran's nuclear drive (Second Coming Watch Update #408)

1. According to The Times of Israel, US President Barack Obama assured Israel’s Prime Minister that the US remains committed to preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, is keeping the military option on the table, and will not reduce sanctions unless or until it is clear that Iran is taking verifiable actions to match its purported willingness for progress.

2. According to CBS News, parts of America's government officially shut down at 12:01 Tuesday morning after Congress played hot potato with a spending bill for several hours but failed to come to an agreement to fully fund normal operations.

3. According to The Times of Israel, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps praised President Hasan Rouhani on Monday for his address at the UN General Assembly in New York last week, but criticized his willingness to speak with US President Barack Obama.

4. According to The Jerusalem Post, security sources announced that an Iranian agent was arrested while trying to leave Israel on September 11.

5. According to Reuters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured the Korean DMZ on Monday under the watchful eye of North Korean soldiers and said the Pentagon had no plans to reduce its 28,500-member force in the South despite budget constraints.

1 Peter 1:13 | Alan Redpath | SecondComingHerald.com | @SecondComingH | facebook.com/SecondComingHerald

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