Netanyahu to work with Trump to fix ‘bad’ Iran nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will work with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on solutions to the Iran nuclear deal which the Israeli leader insists paves Iran’s path to nuclear weapons.

“The problem of how to deal with this deal is something I will discuss with president Trump when he takes office,” Netanyahu said on Dec. 4. “Iran has actually become an even more aggressive power.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting at the Trump Tower in New York on Sept. 25. /Kobi Gideon/GPO
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump met at Trump Tower in New York on Sept. 25. /Kobi Gideon/GPO

Trump has invited Netanyahu to the Oval Office at the earliest opportunity – a meeting for which the prime minister said he is already preparing.

“We have to stop Iran’s march to the bomb, development of long-range ballistic missiles and support for terrorism around the world,” said Netanyahu.

“Israel is committed – and when I say we’re committed, we’re committed,” he said, answering a question on whether he would ever take military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

When questioned about an American movement the elite U.S. media call the alt-right, Netanyahu turned his focus to a movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel as a hypocritical and antisemitic effort on the far Left.

“You always have antisemitism at the ultras – the ultra-Left and the ultra-Right,” he said. “I think it’s a marginalized phenomenon, contrary to what people think.”

Asked what he would do if Trump offered Israel carte blanche on settlement construction, Netanyahu replied: “We have been doing what we want. The core of this conflict is the persistent refusal to accept a Jewish state in any boundary.”