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  1/11/2013, Tevet 29, 5773

Netanyahu: My Main Concern is to Prevent a Nuclear Iran


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Friday with a delegation of U.S. senators led by Minority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell.

"My main concern in the next term as prime minister will be first and foremost to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons," Netanyahu told the senators. "I believe this was and still is the most important goal for both our countries. I appreciate the support of the U.S. and in particular your support on this."

Senator McConnell told Netanyahu, "Everyone in Israel knows that there are many internal things on which there is no consensus in the U.S. We had great battles over the issue of the deficit and the national debt, but there is broad bi-partisan support for Israel, and our priorities are the same as yours. You are among our closest friends and we will be happy to continue this relationship."

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