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Speaking at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the rapprochement moves initiated by new Iranian President Hassan Rohani are a ruse and a ploy to get the painful sanctions against Tehran lifted.
Netanyahu said: “Rohani doesn’t sound like Ahmadinejad but when it comes to Iran’s nuclear weapons program the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Rohani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. A wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.”
He urged the UN to keep the pressure on Iran – to retain sanctions and lift them only when Iran’s nuclear programme is dismantled.
Netanyahu made it clear that Israel would never allow Iran to have a nuclear arsenal.