Netanyahu: “Iran will always be an enemy of America”

Mar 4, 2015

Netanyahu stressed Iran’s “radical” regime, saying there is no difference between the country and ISIS in terms of “imposing a militant Islamic empire.”

“The battle between Iran and ISIS doesn’t turn Iran into a friend of America,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “In this deadly game of thrones, there is no place for America or for Israel.”

In a passionate and controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday, Netanyahu also discussed the importance of making sure nuclear weapons do not get into the hands of Iran.

“To defeat ISIS but let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle but lose the war,” Netanyahu expressed.

On this politics day edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer sits down with Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College, and Jim McCormick, Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, to discuss reactions to Netanyahu’s speech. They also discusses if the death of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov marks a turning point in the Putin regime and domestic passage of a Homeland Security funding bill.