Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the European Union’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Jerusalem on Friday to talk about security issues facing the Jewish State.
"We are in the midst of very significant events," Netanyahu said, "the most important of which is Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state," which if allowed, he cautioned, would be "a huge error."The prime minister warned that a nuclear Iran would lead to global instability, and was a direct threat "not only in our region, but...and to Israel, which Iran seeks to destroy," but to the entire Middle East "and beyond."
A bad deal with Iran, he admonished, would endanger the entire world.
Netanyahu also highlighted the rise of Islamic extremism and the threat of Islamic State sweeping through the Middle East, but said that efforts to tackle the group "should not come at the expense pf preventing Iran from attaining nuclear capabilities."
As for a surge in violence across the capital, which has sparked concern of a looming third Palestinian intifada, or uprising, he said Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish people and would remain "part of Israel in any future agreement."