'Gov't handling Iran threat, but work to be done'

Netanyahu marks 3-year anniversary of his gov't, saying Israel needs leadership that knows how to act on world stage.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 3, 2012 17:50
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Netanyahu marks three years of his governemnt

Netayahu flourishing tree 370. (photo credit: HERB KEINON)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu marked his government's three-year anniversary on Tuesday, touting its handling of the Iranian nuclear threat, but admitting that the threat was not neutralized and Israel must continue to urge the international community to put increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Netanyahu stated that his government had effectively dealt with unprecedented problems, such as the Iranian threat, "the Islamic revolution sweeping the area," and the kind of world economic upheaval seen "once in a hundred years."

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In addition to the Iranian threat, the prime minister said that the biggest threats against Israel were rockets and missiles, the cyber threat, and borders.

The prime minister appeared to take a swipe at his potential challengers for the leadership of the country, stating that "he that cannot act on the world stage, cannot lead the State of Israel."

He stated that his government had proven that ability and would continue to operate globally to increase the pressure on Iran.

Netanyahu also addressed reports that the Obama administration was purposefully leaking information to prevent an Israeli attack on Iran.

"The Obama administration told us publicly to talk less about the Iranian issue and I hope that others are also behaving thus," Netanyahu stated.



"I hope so," he added.


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