Ambassador Dermer: 'Israel Always Reserves the Right to Defend Itself'
Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the United States, was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress yesterday.
Megyn Kelly asked Dermer whether Netanyahu was suggesting a “go it alone strategy” on Iran and what that might mean.
“What it means is that Israel always reserves the right to defend itself,” Dermer said. “We did not return from 2,000 years of being a persecuted people – scattered to the winds, powerless to defend ourselves against our enemies – to see this ayatollah and this type of regime that openly calls for our annihilation that works every day to annihilate Israel.”
If this nuclear weapons deal is signed, Dermer cautioned that Iran could get a bomb by just waiting for certain restrictions to expire.
“I hope very much, Megyn, that 10 years from now or 20 years from now or 50 years from now, people will be talking about some violation of protocol that may have happened a half-century ago and not, ‘How did we allow Iran to get nuclear weapons and to threaten the entire world?’” Dermer said. “I hope that that’s the thing that people are talking about, because it would mean that we kept the world safe.”
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