World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the U.S. lawmakers on Sunday to pressure White House to seek a better deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
"This is not a partisan issue," said Netanyahu speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" program, addressing the U.S. lawmakers to look into Iran deal regardless of their political orientation.
Speaking at the same TV program, Senator Dianne Feinstein from Democrats responded to Netanyahu: “I wish that he would contain himself, because he has put out no real alternative.”
Feinstein, who is also vice chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said, "I don’t think it's helpful for Israel to come out and oppose this one opportunity to change a major dynamic in this part of the world."
"This is a world issue because everyone is going to be threatened," the Israeli leader said. "The deal will both threaten us and threaten our neighbors.”
Netanyahu's comments came days after negotiators in Switzerland announced that world powers and Iran reached a political framework for a comprehensive deal regarding Tehran’s nuclear program.
"I trust that the president is doing what he thinks is good for the United States,” Netanyahu said. “But as the prime minister of the one and only Jewish state, when I see a country, a terrorist regime committed to our destruction ... it’s my obligation to speak out as I’m doing now.”
According to Obama, who described the agreement as a “historic understanding,” the deal with Tehran turned Iran into the most inspected country in the world.Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Nisan 2015, 11:20