Congressman Gibbs’ Reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Address to Congress

March 3, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress:

“Today, the Prime Minister laid out a broad picture of the security threat to the people of Israel and the Middle East. We now face the unprecedented rise of Islamic terrorism and the threat of a nuclear Iran.  The Iranian regime must change their behavior and become a part of the global community and agree to no nuclear weapons and ICB missiles. This is a regime that has repeatedly declared death to Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, and we must support Israel as they stand for individual freedom and peace.

“Negotiations with Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, continue while ISIS and Iran grow stronger, placing Israel at the front line. I agree with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s three principles he believes Iran should adopt, end aggression towards Israel and the Middle East and no longer support terrorist groups. The United States must support the Prime Minister’s priorities by ensuring Iran’s behavior does change as a result of the negotiations. I want to thank the Prime Minister for speaking with Congress today, and I continue to stand with Israel.”