Sarkozy Tries To Smooth Things Over With PM Netanyahu


French President Nicolas Sarkozy is trying to smooth over relations with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after he was caught in an ‘open-mic’ incident referring to Netanyahu as a “liar” as was reported by YWN-ISRAEL. Sarkozy made his remarks in what he believed was a closed meeting with US President Barak Obama at the G20 summit.

Sarkozy initiated the conversation, telling the US president “I cannot stand him. He is a liar”, in reference to the Israeli leader, to which the US president responded “You’ve had enough but I have to deal with him every day!”

According to a Yediot Achronot report, the French leader sent a letter to the prime minister addressing the recently released IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program, promising to stand at Israel’s side and favor unprecedentedly harsh sanctions against Tehran.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)