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Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with President Obama in Washington Wednesday, the talks to be centered on Iran. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated on the scheduled meeting that “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of regional issues.”
And on Tuesday, Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Khodadad Seifi referred to Prime Minister Netanyahu as a “regime premier” and rejected his speech in which he stated that Iran is a greater global and regional threat than ISIS.
In his UN address, Netanyahu stated that to “defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war” and that “Once Iran produces atomic bombs, the charm and smiles will disappear.”
Seifi stated, “The remarks made by the Israeli regime’s premier include baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran” adding that it was an attempt in “justifying the crimes the regime recently committed against Palestinian civilians.”
During his UN address, Netanyahu also spoke at length of Hamas and Operation Protective Edge, pointing out that many of the rockets in Gaza are provided by Iran.
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Amir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian, is the founder and president of Behold Israel, a news site to correct the scarcity in trustworthy reportage on issues and events impacting Israel, and to resolve the uncertainty about who or what to believe.