Monday, March 02, 2015
President Obama: Benjamin Netanyahu has been wrong about Iran nuclear deal
During an interview with Reuters on Monday, President Obama claimed that his not meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is nothing personal.
“This is not a personal issue. I think that it is important for every country in its relationship with the United States to recognize that the U.S. has a process of making policy,” Obama said.
President Obama also criticized Netanyahu saying that the Israeli Prime Minister has been wrong about the nuclear deal with Iran.
“Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in Iran getting 50 billion dollars worth of relief. Iran would not abide by the agreement.
"None of that has come true.
“It has turned out that in fact, during this period we’ve seen Iran not advance its program. In many ways, it’s rolled back elements of its program.”
“If, in fact, Iran is willing to agree to double-digit years of keeping their program where it is right now and, in fact, rolling back elements of it that currently exist. If we’ve got that, and we’ve got a way of verifying that, there’s no other steps we can take that would give us such assurance that they don’t have a nuclear weapon,” Obama said.