Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation's Persian service, Thursday, marking the first ever interview with Persian media by an Israeli prime minister. The station attracts an estimated 12 million viewers a week.
During the interview, Netanyahu displayed a book by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani which proves Rouhani took steps in the past to mislead the West into allowing the Tehran government to continue its military nuclear development program. Speaking half in English and half in Parsi, he told viewers that Israelis are not suckers. He told viewers that the nuclear program is the reasons for the sanctions against the country, adding that if the Islamic Republic gets a nuclear weapon, the Iranian people will never be free of the tyranny of the ayatollahs who run the country. Noting the good relations until the rise of the Islamic regime, he said Israelis and Iranians could again by friends if the regime falls.