On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attended weekly cabinet meetings as usual, Reuters reported. At the meeting, he read, in a less fluent and even stammering Hebrew, about the agreement with Greece and Cyprus on the undersea gas pipeline.
During the reading, however, he suddenly misspoke:\" the point of the project is that we are turning israel into a nuclear power.\" With that, he quickly realized his slip of the tongue, then smiled awkwardly and corrected his claim in time.
Israel has always been widely believed to possess nuclear weapons, but it has never proved or denied their possession. For decades therefore, Israel has maintained a so-called vague policy on this issue.
Mr. Netanyahu declared victory in the Likud leader's primary last month, the US media reported on Capitol Hill. He is seeking re-election in the March 2020 general election, which will be Israel's third in less than a year. Netanyahu was also accused of corruption in November, but he denied it.
In addition, the recent u. s. air strike killed iran commander suleyman ni escalated the u. s. and iran conflict, u. s. secretary of state pompeo said he has spoken with israeli prime minister netanyahu on iran, and thanked israel for its \"terrorism\" firm support.