Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

‘Obama Folded Following Bibi’s Speech’

Israel is pleased with the compromise reached Tuesday between Congress and the White House regarding congressional review of the deal that is being worked out with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program, said Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz Wednesday.   According to Israel Hayom, Steinitz sees Israeli diplomacy as being responsible for Obama’s “folding” in the […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggressive behavior and undermine the Middle East.   The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its voluntary five-year ban on the delivery of the system, which […]

West Must Reassert Original Demands on Iran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu isn’t letting up his rhetorical barrage against the recent framework deal signed with Iran. Following a statement last night at the end of the Pesach (Passover) holiday and the Sabbath in which he once again warned Iran could not be trusted, on Sunday he urged the international community to return to its […]

Iran needs a nuclear deal more than anyone

“Iran needs a deal more than anyone. Instead of making dangerous concessions to Iran, now is the time for the international community to reassert and fortify its original demands for a better deal,” Netanyahu said.   “We must not let Iran, the foremost sponsor of global terrorism, have an easy path to nuclear weapons which […]

Obama meets Castro, but not Netanyahu?

On Saturday, Obama and Castro sat down together in the first formal meeting of the two countries’ leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.   “What we have both concluded is that we can disagree with a spirit of respect and civility,” […]

Benjamin Netanyahu backs Obama statement: Iran could have zero breakout time at deal’s end

A program, Iran will need no time at all to produce an atomic bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.   Netanyahu spoke just one day after President Barack Obama made a similar statement in an interview with National Public Radio about the framework deal reached in Switzerland last week between Iran and six […]

Obama ‘Not Buying’ Israel’s Demand That Nuke Deal Include Right to Exist

The networks on Monday night and Tuesday morning minimized Barack Obama’s casual dismissal of the idea that any nuclear deal with Iran include an acknowledgment of Israel’s right to exist. On Good Morning America, Amy Robach quickly touted the President’s rejection: “[Obama] is not buying Israel’s latest demand concerning the nuclear deal with Iran. Prime Minister […]

Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal

Washington (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a “bad deal,” as Barack Obama affirmed his support for long-time ally Israel despite differences over the nuclear accord.   An outline deal agreed in Switzerland on Thursday paves the way for Tehran to curtail its nuclear activity […]

Still time to reach better nuclear deal with Iran

Netanyahu, in the first of several appearances on US Sunday news programs, said he has spoken with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress – nearly two thirds of House of Representatives members and a similar number in the US Senate – about the Iran nuclear issue. The prime minister has been strongly critical of the […]

‘Unconscionable’ that world talks with Iran as Tehran calls for destruction of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued on Wednesday to rail against the Iranian nuclear deal being negotiated in Lausanne, saying it was outrageous that the world negotiates with Tehran as one of its military leaders says Israel’s destruction is “non-negotiable.”   “Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared and I quote: ‘Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable’, but evidently […]