Netanyahu: Stopping Iranian threat remains at the top of Israel’s agenda

Containing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran remains a top Israeli priority in the post-Obama era. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed during his weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday morning that removing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran remains a top priority for Israel in the post-Obama era.

“I would like to make it clear, contrary to reports that I have read, that stopping the Iranian threat, and first and foremost the threat reflected in the bad nuclear agreement that was signed with Iran, continues to be a supreme goal of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.

The prime minister addressed his concerns regarding Iran to US President Donald Trump in a telephone conversation Sunday. In a video released on Saturday night – addressed to the Iranian people, conveying his yearning for the day when Israel and Iran are once again friends – Netanyahu said he would speak soon with Trump “about how to counter the threat of the Iranian regime which calls for Israel’s destruction.”

“There are many issues between us including the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria and the Iranian threat,” Netanyahu said at the cabinet meeting.

“On the issue of settlements, none are more concerned about it than the Likud government and I, and we will continue to look out for it wisely and responsibly, for the benefit of the settlement enterprise and the State of Israel.”

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By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News