Lapid: We’re Iran’s declared target

Voicing apprehensions about the world powers’ nuclear deal with Iran is not the same as interfering in American politics, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid told Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Illinois) at the party’s headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Lapid acknowledged that he and Roskam both think the Iran agreement is “full of dangers and risks,” but clarified that Israelis “are careful not to interfere in American politics, while expressing our deep concern about this deal and its consequences for Israel.

“We are in range and we are the declared target; therefore, maybe we’re entitled to be more worried than others,” Lapid posited. He later added that Israel must be prepared for the day after the deal is authorized.


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