Netanyahu says he will urge France, Germany to change Iran nuclear deal

Ahead of his trip to Davos, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters he intends to tell the leaders of France and Germany that time is running out to make the changes he deems necessary in the nuclear deal signed with Iran.
Netanyahu with his wife, Sara, boarding the plane to Davos on Tuesday Photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he will urge the leaders of France and Germany to push for significant changes in the Iranian nuclear deal.

Speaking to reporters just before his departure for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Netanyahu said he will make it clear to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that "the upcoming weeks are the last chance to correct the dangerous nuclear deal, to put real changes into it rather than cosmetic ones."

Netanyahu added that he will promote Israel's position as "a world power of technology, just like I did in my visit to India last week." "It helps us expand our diplomatic reach for the benefit of the Israeli economy, the citizens of Israel and the security of Israel." he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence said in Jerusalem that changes must be made to the deal, reiterating that the US will withdraw from it if its allies don't cooperate.

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