“The most important thing is the decision taken by Jerusalem, and not talks in Washington. I am afraid that when it comes to the Iranian issue, we have to make clear decisions in Jerusalem,” Lieberman said.
The minister noted that the safety of Israeli citizens “does not lay with the US president or the US Congress.”
“Our immediate government duty is to do everything possible to make everyone feel safe,” he told Sputnik.
“However, relations between the countries themselves are strong and stable, because they are based on broad cooperation in the areas of safety, reconnaissance, economy, science, and because of a large Jewish community. I do not expect the basis of our relations to suffer. This should not be dramatized,” he said.
The Israeli leader has repeatedly lashed out against the ongoing efforts by the United States to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
As part of the P5+1 group of major powers, which includes Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, the United States seeks to reach a comprehensive deal with Iran that would guarantee the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
Iran’s nuclear activities have long been a point of concern for the international community, with several states suspecting that Tehran may be using its civilian nuclear program as a cover for developing weapons. Iran has repeatedly rejected the claims, stating that its nuclear activities are aimed solely at meeting the country's energy needs.