With just a few hours left until US President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding the Iranian nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the leaders of Greece and Cyprus that Iran has “very dangerous” plans for the Middle East and is committed to destroying Israel.
Netanyahu in Cyprus, today Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO
At a trilateral summit in Nicosia on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the leaders of Greece and Cyprus about Iran’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the regime in Tehran and expand its influence.
Also during the meeting, Netanyahu stressed the danger Iran poses to the existence of Israel. “You said, Mr. President, a minute ago, that it is unimaginable that anyone would challenge the right of the State of Israel to exist,” Netanyahu said. “In fact, there is a force that is doing precisely that, and that is the regime in Tehran. It openly calls daily for our destruction, the elimination of Israel from the face of the earth, and it practices unmitigated aggression against us and against anyone else in the region. It has a terror network that is spread throughout the world. It is now seeking to implant very dangerous weapons in Syria to be used against Israel for the specific purpose of our destruction.”
Diplomatic summit in Nicosia, Cyprus, with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras