Saban Forum 2013: A Conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, moderated by David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post
Israeli Foreign Minister on Iran: If You Want To Shoot, Shoot; Don't Talk
December 7, 2013,
At the opening session of the 10th annual Saban Forum, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticized the interim nuclear deal with Iran but appealed for discretion in managing the bilateral frictions between the United States and Israel that have become apparent over the diplomacy. Lieberman, head of the right-wing Yisrael Beytenu party, described the Iranian interim nuclear deal as "unacceptable to me and the Israelis." However, he repeatedly underscored that while "it’s impossible to conceal the disagreements between us and the Americans on this deal...it’s unnecessary to discuss those disagreements publicly."