Netanyahu Takes Parting Shot at Biden Administration in Final Speech as Prime Minister
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took aim at the Biden administration during his final speech in front of the Knesset.
From Fox News:
Netanyahu went on to talk about the challenges in dealing with the U.S. He said “the administration” in Washington had asked him “not to discuss our disagreement on Iran publicly.”
“But with all due respect, I can’t do that,” Netanyahu said, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The paper said Netanyahu compared the attempt by the U.S. to return to the Iran nuke deal to the decision by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt not to bomb the train tracks that led to Auschwitz — the concentration camp — when there was an opportunity in 1944.
“The prime minister of Israel needs to be able to say no to the president of the United States on issues that threaten our existence,” he said. The report said Netanyahu recalled his 2015 speech in front of a joint session of Congress to voice his dismay over the Obama-era nuke deal.
Netanyahu’s warning comes as the President Joe Biden has made a push to revive the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal that was effectively scratched by former President Donald Trump. Biden officials have been holding indirect talks with Iranian officials in Vienna, but has so far not struck a deal that would reinstate the agreement.
Netanyahu has long been a critic of the deal, arguing it threatens the safety of Israel by putting Iran on a “sure path to nuclear weapons.”
But Netanyahu’s 12-year reign as prime minister has now come to and end, though the fiery leader has vowed to regain power. He was also highly critical of the new coalition government led by Naftali Bennett, who he said does not have the talent to handle the job of leading Israel.
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