Netanyahu to Hagel: ‘Don’t Let Ayatollahs Win’


netanyahu-hagelIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed the Iranian nuclear program in public comments today in Yerushalayim.

“I wasn’t surprised and I’m sure you weren’t surprised by the recent U.N. report on Iran’s ongoing efforts to deceive the international community, to continue to develop ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) and to continue to violate its commitments of Security Council stipulations on forbidding it to develop certain parts of its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said.

“I think that requires a very clear and firm policy on the part of the world powers,” said the prime minister. He added that in the ongoing negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, “one thing must guide the international community: we must not let the ayatollahs win.”

Hagel said, “I want to assure you, the people of Israel, of the United States’ continued commitment to ensuring Iran does not get a nuclear weapon. America will do what we must to live up to that commitment.”

Netanyahu said, “I think that, while the talks with Iran are going on, there is one thing that must guide the international community and that is not to let the ayatollahs win. We must not allow Iran, the foremost terrorist state of our time, to develop the ability to develop a nuclear weapon.”

{ with Gavriel Sitrit,}


  1. Bibi is a fool he still doesn’t understand who Obama is and what his administration represents. As long as Israel remains the banana republic of the United States Bibi can not separate himself to see the truth.