Netanyahu: ‘Various Ways’ I Can Work With Trump to Roll Back Iran Nuclear Deal
JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has a number of ideas in mind for how to roll back the Iranian nuclear deal once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
“There are various ways of undoing [the deal],” Netanyahu said in an interview that aired Sunday on the CBS “60 Minutes” program. “I have about five things in my mind.”
The prime minister declined to elaborate on these possibilities.
“Well, I’d like to talk to the president before I talk to ’60 Minutes,'” Netanyahu told reporter Leslie Stahl.
Netanyahu also responded to questions concerning the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, saying that he would be willing to launch negotiations “at any moment” and dismissed the suggestions that Jewish settlements are an obstacle to peace.
“The real reason we haven’t had peace is because of a persistent refusal of the Palestinians to recognize a Jewish state in any border,” he said. “You (the Palestinians) ask us to recognize you, I’m willing to do that. I ask you to recognize us. Recognize the Jewish state, for God’s sake.”
Netanyahu added that he still supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and looks forward to receiving Trump’s help on that issue.
“Two states for two peoples,” he said. “And that’s where I’m focused. I’d like to have President Trump, when he gets into the White House, help me work on that. I’d like to see if the Arab states can help me achieve that. It’s a new reality. A new possibility.”