(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he is “not for a one-state solution” in a meeting with European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday.
"I support the vision of two states for two peoples—a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state, and I look forward to discussing with you how we can advance that vision forth in a practical, secure, and responsible way," Netanyahu told Mogherini, adding that his position on the issue "has not changed."
The prime minister also said that the "peace and security of the region and the world demand that we insist on a better deal" with Iran over its nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement between Iran and world powers is June 30.
"Because of Lausanne (the Swiss city where the recent framework nuclear deal was reached), the sanctions [against Iran] are already eroding," said Netanyahu. "In recent weeks, Airbus aircraft have been sold to Iran in direct violation of the sanctions. If pressure is being lifted today, what leverage will remain to ensure that Iran complies tomorrow, when there is no pressure when the sanctions are removed? And the answer, the honest answer is: nothing. Nothing will be left to ensure that Iran complies with the deal or that Iran ceases its aggression and its terror."