'Best way to deny Iran atomic bomb is to replace Netanyahu,' Liberman says

Former foreign minister made the remarks in a weekend interview with 'Yediot Aharonot'.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
July 24, 2015 19:30
1 minute read.
Avigdor Liberman

Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman fiercely attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Iranian issue on Friday, saying that he is not capable of handling it.

In an interview with Yediot Aharonot’s Sima Kadmon, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Liberman said the best way of preventing the nuclearization of Iran is by replacing Netanyahu.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


“Netanyahu is not capable of dealing with the Iranian issue,” he said. “It is too big for him, all of it. I can use any cliche: ‘If you want to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.’ He is a dog that barks but doesn’t bite. But the bottom line is that we talked so much about all the options that no one takes us seriously anymore. And now that we are talking again, they are just laughing at us.”

Liberman warned in the interview that the Iran deal will lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East in which Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey will try to join the nuclear club. He complained that the deal makes Iran a regional superpower. He said this would only grow the Islamic Republic’s appetite and chutzpah.

“To deal properly with the Iranian issue, you need to be creative, determined, and to know how to make difficult decisions,” Liberman said. “Netanyahu is none of those things.”

Related Content

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow
July 20, 2018
Netanyahu tells Putin: Israel will continue to act against Iran in Syria

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, REUTERS