The US has rejected the recent comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu about Iran during his UN speech in New York.
In his speech at the 69th annual session of the UN General Assembly on Monday, Netanyahu called Iran a greater “threat” than the ISIL Takfiri terrorists fighting in Syria and Iraq.
The Israeli premier claimed, “ISIS (ISIL) must be defeated… But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war.”
But, the State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington disagrees with Netanyahu’s assertion, adding that the White House would like to show that Iran’s nuclear energy program is peaceful during the ongoing talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of world powers.
She said that the US “would not agree with the characterization” made in Netanyahu’s speech that ISIL Takfiris and Iran share similar goals of establishing an international Islamic caliphate.
Last week, Press TV released exclusive footage that showed the Takfiri terrorists in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria.
In the video provided by the Press TV correspondent in the region, black-clad masked terrorists are seen holding weapons as several vehicles pass by.
Netanyahu also reacted to nuclear talks between Iran and the Sextet of world powers, saying, an agreement between the two sides “would pose the gravest threat to us all.”
Iran and its negotiating partners — the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany– have been holding talks to resolve the dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
Since 1958, when Israel began building its Dimona plutonium- and uranium-processing facility in the Negev Desert, it has secretly manufactured numerous nuclear warheads, making it the only player in the Middle East that possesses nuclear weapons.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has attested to the existence of the Israeli nuclear arsenal, which he said has between 200 and 400 warheads.
By Press TV
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