PM: No absolution for those who let Iran go nuclear

In a meeting with US senators in J'lem, Netanyahu says building in the Jewish state's capital is not the world's problem.

January 20, 2013 10:20
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PM and Senator McCain in J'lem, January 2013

Netanyahu and Mccain 150. (photo credit: GPO)


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday night said history will not forgive those who do not stop the Iranian nuclear program.

In a meeting with American senators including former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, the prime minister said: “History will not forgive those who do not stop Iran’s nuclear program.”

"Building in Jerusalem is not the world’s problem; a nuclear Iran is the world’s problem,” added Netanyahu.

The senators discussed changes in the Middle East, including the need to intensify sanctions against Iran, which continues to advance its nuclear program, according to the Prime Minister's Office. The prime minister also addressed the issue of advancing contacts between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.

Netanyahu thanked the senators for the relentless support of the Senate for the State of Israel.

Accompanying McCain were: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (RNew Hampshire), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DConnecticut), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Christian Brose, a senior adviser on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro.

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