PM Netanyahu Meets with US Senate Delegation
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Friday, 11 January 2013), met with
a group of US Senators led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). At the
start of the meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "It's very good to see
you, in Jerusalem again. You're old friends and we're in challenging times,
great turbulence in our region, great challenges to our security, America's
security and our common interests. My priority, if I'm elected for a next
term as Prime Minister, will be first to stop Iran from getting nuclear
weapons. I think that was and remains the highest priority for both our
countries. I appreciate the American support and your support for that end".
Sen. McConnell said: "As everybody in Israel knows, there are a lot of
things we disagree on in America, we've had big battles over deficit and
debt, but there's broad bi-partisan support for Israel, and our agenda in
this part of the world is the same as your agenda. You're one of our best
friends and we're happy to continue that relationship".