New Israeli FM: ”America accepts all our decisions”
The US Administration will present new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to, said Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in his first comprehensive interview on foreign policy since taking office. "Believe me, America accepts all our decisions," Lieberman told the Russian daily Moskovskiy Komosolets.
The role of Israel is to "bring the U.S. and Russia closer," he added. During the interview, Lieberman said Iran is not Israel's biggest strategic threat; rather, Afghanistan and Pakistan are.
The far right wing politician plans to develop closer ties with Russia and to resolve international issues jointly. "Russia has a special influence in the Muslim world, and I consider it a strategic partner that should play a key role in the Middle East," Lieberman said in the interview. "I have argued for some time that Israel has insufficient appreciation for the 'Kremlin factor'; I intend to mend this gap," he said.