PM Netanyahu message to Europe: Stop funding Iranian terrorism
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended an event in honor of American Independence Day hosted by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.
In his address during the celebration, PM Netanyahu called on European leaders to stop funding Iran, as P4 states recently invited the Iranian president to meet in Europe to discuss ways to bypass US sanctions that are set to be reposed following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
“Here is my message to the European leaders: Stop funding the very regime that is sponsoring terrorism against you and against so many others. Stop appeasing Iran”.
“It’s a wonderful celebration of 4th of July anytime in Israel but this year it’s special. This year President Trump moved the embassy after declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital. In the UN — a powerful defense of Israel day in, day out”.
“There is a meeting in Europe this week by the P4 without the United States. They are going to discuss how to go around the decision that President Trump and the United Stated made to leave this bad deal, which is funding Iran’s terrorism and its aggression with billions of dollars.
“The P4 invited Iran’s President Rouhani to attend that meeting. But at the same time, in recent days, this same regime dispatched a terrorist cell to carry out a major terrorist action in France. The commander of this terrorism cell was an Iranian diplomat in Austria. Fortunately, the plot was exposed.
“Here’s my message to the European leaders: Stop funding the very regime that is sponsoring terrorism against you and against so many others. Stop appeasing Iran”.
“This is what President Trump has said but he’s gone well beyond saying it. This is what he is doing. And we in Israel can appreciate this.
“We’re grateful for America’s independence. We’re grateful for America’s strength. We’re grateful for America’s alliance with Israel”.