Netanyahu’s policies on Iran ‘isolated’ Israel: Lieberman

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman admits that Israel’s policies on Iran have isolated the Tel Aviv regime.​

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s way of dealing with Iran’s nuclear issue is “proving how isolated we are,” Israel’s Ynet News website quoted Lieberman as saying on Saturday.

“Netanyahu … was obsessed with the nuclear issue. But it’s too much for him. To handle this issue you have to be creative. Determined. To know how to make hard decisions,” Lieberman stated, adding, “Netanyahu has none of those things.”

The Israeli premier has long been engaged in an aggressive campaign against the diplomatic efforts between Iran and the P5+1 group to find a solution to the Western dispute with Tehran over its nuclear program.

After the negotiations on Iran nuclear case concluded in the Austrian capital Vienna on July 14, Netanyahu attacked the agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 — the United States, Britain, Russia, China, France,  and Germany, describing it as “a bad mistake of historic proportions.”

Senior diplomats from Iran and the P5+1 group pose for a photo in Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2015. (AFP)

Lieberman further noted that “Netanyahu is wrong on everything that has to do with handling Iran,” emphasizing, “We need to replace the prime minister.”

The Israeli politician also said that the premier has talked about Iran’s nuclear accord in such a way that “no one is taking him seriously.”

“We talked about all of the options so much that no one is taking us seriously anymore. And now when we start talking about this again, they just laugh at us.”

Referring to the US Congress’ 60-day period to review the agreement, Lieberman remarked, “Even now Netanyahu is not acting right. It’s clear there is no chance to thwart the agreement in Congress.”

Although most Republicans in Congress oppose the nuclear agreement, they need a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress to override a possible presidential veto, and to reach that threshold, Republicans need Democrats’ support.

The White House has launched a sales pitch to the Republican-weighted Congress, which remains skeptical of the nuclear accord with Iran, and has until 17 September to approve or reject the agreement.

By Press TV