‘The threats Israel faces are real’
“Today’s address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underscores two significant points – the importance of our nation’s relationship with Israel and the critical need to stand shoulder to shoulder with them to ensure Iran does not become a nuclear power. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s perspective is vital as we continue to debate further sanctions against Iran and the appropriate American response to Islamic extremist organizations operating in the Middle East.
“The threats Israel faces are real and they have the right to protect themselves during this time of volatility and growing extremism in the Middle East.”
‘A nuclear Iran risks our national security’
“I share the prime minister’s concerns that Iranian nuclear negotiations could pose a significant threat to both Israel and the United States. These talks open the door to allowing the Iranians to enrich uranium beyond commercial grade. A nuclear Iran risks our national security and the security of our allies in the Middle East region and the world. Israel is one of our nation’s closest allies, and I hope the administration will heed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s words.”