During his tour of several Sunday morning American talk shows, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC’s Meet the Press that Iran is guided by fanaticism with no rationality, and that those who believe Iranian nuclear weapons could lead to regional stability are stupid.
Continuing his calls for the United States to join Israel in imposing “red lines” threatening military action if Iran continues to pursue weapons made from enriched uranium, Netanyahu told David Gregory that “Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism.”
“It’s the same fanaticism that you see storming your embassies today,” he added. “Do you want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?”
He then lamented that some in the American press have vocalized opposition to Israel’s desired end to an Iranian nuclear program: “I mean I heard some people suggest, David — I actually read this in the American press — they said, ‘Well, you know, if you take action, that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons. Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East, stabilize the Middle East.”
“I think the people who say this have set a new standard for human stupidity,” he said of those opponents.
Watch below, via NBC: