PM Netanyahu's Statement On the opening of the UNGA

Iran's Words must be matched by Actions


    Israel would welcome a genuine diplomatic solution said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to the opening of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City at which U.S. President Obama spoke on Tuesday morning.
    "I appreciate President Obama's statement that Iran's conciliatory words will have to be matched by action that is transparent and verifiable. I look forward to discussing this with the President in Washington next week.
    Iran thinks that soothing words and token actions will enable it to continue on its path to the bomb. Like North Korea before, Iran will try to remove sanctions by offering cosmetic concessions, while preserving its ability to rapidly build a nuclear weapon in a time of his choosing.
    Israel would welcome a genuine diplomatic solution that truly dismantles Iran's capacity to develop nuclear weapons. But, we will not be fooled by half measures that merely provide a smokescreen for Iran's continual pursuit of nuclear weapons and the world should not be fooled either," stated Netanyahu.