Israeli PM Netanyahu went to social media just ahead of Iranian President Rouhani’s speech yesterday at the U.N. with the video above. He also tweeted:
Just last week, @HassanRouhani, like Ahmadinejad before him, refused to recognize the #Holocaust as an historical fact
Here is the alleged basis for this claim: Ann Curry question to Rouhani on NBC, former President Ahmadinejad said that the Holocaust is a myth, do you agree? “I’m not a historian, I’m a politician,” Rouhani said.
And here’s a transcript of Netanyahu’s video statement above. Seems a little competitive when he says he’s meeting with the president next week. And note the absence of any conciliatory statement– though the Israelis always say, All we want is peace! Do they?
I appreciate President Obama’s statement that Iran’s conciliatory words will have to be matched by action that is transparent and verifiable. And I look forward to discussing this with the president in Washington next week. Iran thinks that soothing words and token actions will enable it continue on its path to the bomb. Like North Korea before it, Iran will try to remove sanctions by offering cosmetic concessions while preserving its ability to rapidly build a nuclear weapon at a time of its 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.
Who looks the more reasonable leader, Rouhani or Netanyahu?