Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanks 61 states that voted against a resolution in a UN nuclear watchdog conference calling to place Israel’s nuclear program under international oversight.
“I personally spoke with over 30 presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers,” Netanyahu says in a statement shortly after the IAEA’s General Conference votes down the Arab-proposed resolution by a 61-43 vote.
“In my conversations, I explained that it is inappropriate to hold a discussion of this sort while the main problem in the Middle East remains Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear arms and its clear declarations of its intent to destroy Israel,” he adds.
“I want to thank all the states that supported Israel, led by the United States, Australia and Canada. I want to thank the European Union, which voted as a bloc with Israel.”