Letter to the Editor of The New York Times re “Bibi’s Tired Iranian Lines” (column, Oct. 4): Roger Cohen, in his unjustified diatribe directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, chooses to ignore that the supreme leader of Iran, not President Hassan Rouhani, makes the decisions on Iran’s nuclear program, and the supreme leader has given no real indication of any change in policy. Indeed, even Mr. Rouhani declared on his return from the United Nations that the right to nuclear technology and enrichment is “not negotiable.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed Jewish Leaders in New York City on October 2, 2013 after his address the day before to the United Nations General Assembly.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Jewish leaders in a meeting sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in New York City. The Prime Minister spoke about the need to not fall victim to the Iranian President’s charm offensive and make sure Iran shows real compliance and dismantles its nuclear weapons infrastructure. Attendees included leaders of the fifty member organizations of the Conference of Presidents, representatives of Jewish Federations of North America, AIPAC, and the Jewish Agency.

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