9 May 2018 16:09

Netanyahu tells Putin about Iran's threats against Israel

MOSCOW. May 9 (Interfax) - Seventy-three years after the end of the Holocaust, there is the country, - Iran, - which openly calls for Israel's destruction, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

"It is hard to believe, but 73 years after the Holocaust, there is a country in the Middle East, - Iran, - which openly calls for Israel's destruction," he said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

However, there is a difference between these two situations, Netanyahu said.

"Today we have our own country," he said.

Speaking about the events of the Second World War, Netanyahu said that citizens of his county remember sacrifices made by Soviet soldiers and nearly half a million of Jews, who had fought against Nazism.

"We don't forget for a minute a very important historical lesson about the emergence of such a deadly ideology, which must be rebutted in a timely manner," he said.