Israeli Minister Apologizes to US for His Remarks

Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 06:37 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Israel's defense minister has apologized to his U.S. counterpart for criticizing Washington and for calling it weak when it comes to its stance on Iran's nuclear program.

A statement from Moshe Yaalon's office late Wednesday says he phoned U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and told him he hadn't intended to harm relations between the two close allies.

Alert: Stocks to Drop 90%? These 5 Charts Reveal Why...

This week, Yaalon questioned Washington's commitment to Israel's security. He said Israel cannot depend on the United States to lead any action against Iran's nuclear program and can only rely on itself.

Earlier, he also criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, saying the top American diplomat was unrealistic and naive in trying to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Kerry on Wednesday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest Yaalon's remarks.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NSA Chief: Matter of Time Before Enemies Hack US Power Grid

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 11:18 AM

The U.S. power grid and other crucial infrastructures have been penetrated by the Chinese and other governments, posing  . . .

House Republicans File Obamacare Suit

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 10:48 AM

House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health car . . .

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Join to Denounce Amnesty, Promote Reform

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 08:15 AM

The prospective field of GOP presidential hopefuls has found one thing they agree on:President Obama is wrong to take ex . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved