Netanyahu: Iran's Rouhani a 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'

Israeli leader blasts Iran, says it has nuclear weapons program
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2013 12:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Benjamin Netanyahu took his turn at the UN General Assembly podium today, and used it to blast Iranian President Hasan Rouhani and his much-celebrated outreach efforts. "Now I know, Rouhani doesn't sound like Ahmadinejad," he said, according to CNN. But "the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing. Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing."

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"It's hard to find evidence that Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapons program," he said. Rouhani "thinks he can have his yellowcake and eat it, too." He said Israel was dedicated to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran even if it had to act alone, Haaretz reports. Iran's foreign minister offered a pre-buttal of Netanyahu's speech on Iranian state TV. "This is his nature, to lie," he said, according to the AP. "Over the past 22 years, the regime, Israel, has been saying Iran will have nuclear arms in six months." (Read more Javad Zarif stories.)

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