Netanyahu warns against working with Iran on Iraq


Monday, June 23, 2014
By TARINI PARTI | Politico

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Sunday against working with Iran to help resolve the threat from Sunni insurgents in Iraq.

“When your enemies are fighting each other, don’t strengthen one of them,” Netanyahu said on NBC's "Meet the Press." “Weaken them both.”

“The ultimate and most important goal is that Iran doesn’t have nuclear capabilities… that should be prevented at all costs,” he said.

As Sunni militants advance in Iraq, the U.S. has said it is interested in communicating with Iran, a Shiite country.  Meanwhile, the U.S. and its allies have been trying to negotiate a compromise on Iran’s nuclear program.

"I hope they don’t come up with a bad deal," Netanyahu said. "Iran could come out with nuclear weapons capability. It would make everything else pale in comparison."

“This would change history,” he concluded.