Kristine L Ming

Netanyahu: Issues over US speech solvable, a nuclear Iran much more difficult to solve

Amid the controversy regarding his planned speech to the US Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated Friday during a visit to soldiers wounded in Wednesday’s attack that Israel is adamantly opposed to the agreement the world powers are negotiating with Iran.

“It is possible to solve procedural problems related to my appearance in the United States,” he said, “but if Iran obtains nuclear arms that is something that will be a lot more difficult to solve, and that is what we are opposed to and are focusing on.”

Netanyahu is expected to use his speech to the Joint Session of the US Congress scheduled for March 3 to argue against the agreement, and for stronger sanctions – a position placing him at odds with US President Barack Obama.

“We are in a continuous struggle with Iran which is opening new fronts against us, which is engaged in terrorism in the Middle East and throughout the world,” Netanyahu said. “This is the same Iran that the world powers are now working toward an agreement that would leave in its hands the ability to develop a nuclear bomb. That is an agreement we are opposed to.”

Netanyahu said Israel is continuously coming under  attacks organized by Iran. “Iran is trying to uproot us from here, but they will not succeed,” he said. “We put down roots here , and will continue to do so, and will continue to make the country flower and create new life.”

Article source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-Issues-over-US-speech-solvable-a-nuclear-Iran-much-more-difficult-to-solve-389511

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