The Obama administration held secret meetings with Iran without telling Israel.
“The prime minister made it clear to the most powerful man on earth that if he intends to stay the most powerful man on earth, it’s important to make a change in American policy because the practical result of his current policy is liable to lead him to the same failure that the Americans absorbed in North Korea and Pakistan, and Iran could be next in line.”
That was the message conveyed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to President Barack Obama in a private telephone call Sunday to discuss the interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a senior Israeli lawmaker in Netanyahu’s ruling coalition, as reported by the Jerusalem Post.
The White House’s own official statement on the telephone call made no mention of any disagreement being aired, merely referring to “their shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu also tweeted out his disgust.
The agreement reduces the pressure on Iran w/o receiving anything tangible in return & the Iranians themselves say this deal saved them. 3/3
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 25, 2013
The prime minister says the deal makes the world a much more dangerous place.
Like the agreement reached with North Korea in 2005, this agreement has made the world a much more dangerous place. 2/5
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 24, 2013
Unfortunately for Israel, they have to live with the consequences of this historic mistake.