IM Issue 74 – November 2013

At U.N., Netanyahu Warns of Iranian Nuclear Threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to shred the credibility of Iran’s new president, using his annual speech at the United Nations to cast the Iranian as a man who could not be trusted and to press the international community to keep up sanctions to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Clearly concerned that the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, had succeeded in portraying himself as a friendly and pragmatic leader during his visit to New York, Mr. Netanyahu focused the majority of his 33-minute address on Mr. Rouhani. He described Mr. Rouhani as a beguiling figure who used reassuring words to mask malevolent intentions.

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