We will discuss the Iranian issue and the diplomatic process. I will stand steadfast on the State of Israel’s vital interests, especially the security of Israel’s citizens.

 PM Netanyahu to meet with US leaders

 

Copyright: PMO webcast

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks before departing for the US (Sunday, 2 March 2014):

"I am now leaving on an important trip to the US where I will meet with President Barack Obama. We will discuss the Iranian issue and the diplomatic process. I will stand steadfast on the State of Israel’s vital interests, especially the security of Israel’s citizens. In recent years the State of Israel has been under various pressures. We have rejected them in the face of the unprecedented storm and unrest in the region and are maintaining stability and security. This is what has been and what will be."

He made the following remarks upon landing in the US (Monday, 3 March 2014):

"The tango in the Middle East needs at least three. For years there have been two – Israel and the US. Now it needs to be seen if the Palestinians are also present. In any case, in order for us to have an agreement, we must uphold our vital interests. I have proven that I do so, in the face of all pressures and all the turmoil, and I will continue to do so here as well."