Obama: Iran Must End Anti-American, Anti-Israel Postures to Be Accepted

(JTA) President Obama said Iran must drop its anti-American and anti-Israel postures in an interview Monday. "There's going to have to be a transition inside of Iran, even if gradual, in which there's a recognition that chanting 'death to America' or denying the Holocaust among its leaders or threatening Israel with destruction or, you know, providing arms to Hizbullah, which is on the terrorist list - that those things make Iran a pariah in the eyes of a large part of the world." Obama said Israeli concerns were legitimate. "There is great suspicion of this deal among some of our closest allies, Israel in particular, but also some of the Gulf states, who have seen Iran's actions - trying to destabilize their governments or sponsoring terrorist proxies."

2015-08-11 00:00:00

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