NEW YORK — President Obama was heckled on Iran during his remarks at a campaign fundraiser here tonight when a supporter shouted, “Use your leadership! No war on Iran!”
“No one’s announced a war, young lady,” Obama said, drawing applause from the crowd of 900 mostly young professionals who crowded a showroom at ABC Carpet & Home for a $1,000 per person gala.
“You’re jumping the gun a little bit there,” Obama added.
The comments come amid growing tension between Iran and the West over its alleged nuclear weapons program and as Israel reportedly considers a pre-emptive military strike.
Obama is expected to discuss the Iranian situation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House early next week.