Netanyahu says he would be open to meeting Iran’s Rouhani

( Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would be open to meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani if the Iranian leader recognized the Jewish state, Netanyahu said in an interview on Canada’s CTV.

“If Rouhani said, ‘We recognize the Jewish state. We, Iran, are prepared to have peace with Israel, Israel would be here forever,’ well that would peak my interest, in Davos or anywhere else,” Netanyahu said.

Next week both Netanyahu and Rouhani will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Some have speculated that the two leaders could run into each other at the premier world event.

Posted on January 17, 2014 .