Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, listens as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during a meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)
Updated at 11:16 a.m. ET
(AP) JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that U.S. statements of solidarity with Israel and its assurances that military strikes are still an option aren't working to convince Iran that the West is "serious about stopping them" from developing nuclear weapons.