Netanyahu to AIPAC: "We Must Stop Iran"

(Prime Minister's Office) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington on Tuesday: "First the good news: Israel has never been stronger militarily....That's an F35 fighter plane, the most advanced in the world. That's an Iron Dome interceptor, and many other systems that we developed with the help of America. Thank you America; thank you successive American presidents; thank you Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike; thank you AIPAC for helping bring this about." "And this incredible military is buttressed by superb intelligence, unmatched in the world....In the last few years, Israel's incredible intelligence services have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks across the world in dozens of countries." "The bad news is that bad things are getting worse....What do we do about Iran? The force behind so much of what is bad is this radical tyranny in Tehran....We must stop Iran. We will stop Iran." "When I last spoke here, I tried to warn the world about a nuclear deal that was a threat to the survival of Israel, the security of the region, the peace of the world. I warned that Iran's regime had repeatedly lied to the international community, that it could not be trusted....And I warned that by removing Iran's sanctions, Iran's regime would not become more moderate and peaceful, but more extreme and belligerent, much more dangerous. And...that's exactly what has happened." "Iran is building an aggressive empire: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen, more to come. Now Iran is seeking to build permanent military bases in Syria, seeking to create a land bridge from Tehran to Tartus on the Mediterranean. And in addition to moving its army, its air force, its navy to Syria to be able to attack Israel from closer hand, it's also seeking to build precision guided missile factories in Syria and Lebanon against Israel." "As we counter Iran's aggression, we should always remember the brave people of Iran....Women are jailed for removing their hijabs. Students are tortured and shot for advocating freedom. We stand with those in Iran who stand for freedom. I believe that a day will come when this horrible tyranny will disappear...and at that point, the historic friendship between the people of Israel and the people of Persia will be reestablished."

2018-03-07 00:00:00

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