Last week Barack Obama reportedly told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pipe down about the Iranian nuclear deal. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accused Netanyahu of “declaring war” on the Obama adminstration.
Tonight Prime Minister Netanyahu responded:
“I will not be silent.”
Israel National News reported:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu clarified on Sunday evening that he has no intention of stopping his warnings against a nuclear Iran.
Netanyahu’s comments came shortly after he was criticized by his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who accused Netanyahu of “declaring war” on the United States administration.
“In contrast to others, when I see that interests vital to the security of Israel’s citizens are in danger, I will not be silent,” declared Netanyahu during a Hanukkah candle-lighting at the Great Synagogue in Rome.
“It is very easy to be silent. It is very easy to receive a pat on the shoulder from the international community, to bow one’s head, but I am committed to the security of my people. I am committed to the future of my state and in contrast to periods in the past, we have a loud and clear voice among the nations and we will sound it in time in order to warn of the danger,” he added.
“And as to the actual threat, we will act against it in time if need be. I would like to dispel any illusions. Iran aspires to attain an atomic bomb. It would thus threaten not only Israel but also Italy, Europe and the entire world. There should be no going astray after the attack of smiles.