Israel PM accuses Iran president of hypocrisy

JERUSALEM: Israel’s prime minister is accusing the new Iranian president, Hasan Rouhani, of `hypocrisy” after delivering a landmark speech at the United Nations.

In his address, Rouhani said his nation is ready for negotiations over its suspect nuclear program and called for peace and moderation.

In a statement, Netanyahu accused Iranian forces of participating in the slaughter of civilians in Syria and carrying out terrorist attacks around the world. He also said Rouhani offered no plans to halt his nuclear program.

Israel believes Iran is developing nuclear weapons. “This is precisely the Iranian intention, to talk and buy time in order to advance its ability to achieve nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said.