Iran and the growing Islamic ascendancy in the region are acting as a barrier against any chances of soon re-starting negotiations with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.
Netanyahu in a meting with visiting Senator Mark Bennet (D-Colorado), was asked if thought there was any chance of a quick return to the talks. While saying he was ready for their immediate resumption, Netanyahu expressed skepticism that this was going to happen.
Iran, he said, was driving the Palestinian issue, more than the Palestinian issue was impacting on the world's ability to deal with Iran.
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