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Netanyahu Breaks Down Exactly What He Told Obama Over the Phone Following Iran Deal: 'I Said...


"I think we have a disagreement."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed to NBC News Wednesday what he told President Barack Obama after a nuclear deal with Iran was announced.

Speaking to Lest Holt, Netanyahu stressed that while he respects Obama, the two have a significant disagreement on the deal.

"Well, you know, I respect President Obama, and we can respectfully disagree. I said that this deal poses a great danger to Israel. I believe it poses a great danger to America and the world," Netanyahu said.

"You let the number one terrorist regime in the world have a short path to the bomb and hundreds of billions of dollars to finance its terrorism around the world — that's not good for any of us," the Israeli prime minister added.

Holt asked Netanyahu if he felt that Obama has "betrayed" Israel on the issue.

"No, look. I think we have a disagreement. And I appreciate the alliance with the United States, the support we receive from the president, the Congress and the American people, but we have a real disagreement," Netanyahu replied.

"We think this is not only a threat to us. We think this is a threat to you as well," he continued, noting that Iranians were burning American flags at rallies leading up to the deal. "Iran has killed more Americans than anyone other than al Qaeda."

"For them we are the little Satan. For them, you are the great Satan," he added.

When asked by Holt whether the Israeli prime minister would be making "that point" to the U.S. Congress and lobbying members, Netanyahu said he was willing to speak to anyone who would listen.

During a press conference Tuesday, Netanyahu said the deal was a "historic mistake for the world."

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