"Rattled" by Prospects of US/Iran Talks, Israel Lashes Out
According to the New York Times, Israel is “clearly rattled by the sudden talk of a diplomatic opening” between the U.S. and Iran.
Even as Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani makes continued and overt gestures that his country is willing to renew negotiations with the international community over its civilian nuclear program, the Times reports that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is gearing up to derail such developments.
Though the Israeli and U.S. governments (not to mention numerous media outlets) continue to misrepresent what is factually known about Iran’s nuclear program, Netanyahu, according to the Times, will use his speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday to characterize Rouhani’s recent overtures as nothing but a “trap” and to warn the U.S. against making any deal with with Tehran.
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