Netanyahu heads to US to tell Obama ‘truth’ about Iran
"I intend to tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk and charm offensive of Iran," Netanyahu said before boarding the plane to New York.
"Telling the truth at this time is essential for world peace and security and, of course, for Israel's security," AFP cites him as saying.
After Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly last week, Netanyahu called the speech "cynical" and "full of hypocrisy," saying it was aimed at fooling the Western powers while Iran continues advancing towards a nuclear weapons capability.
Following the historic conversation between the leaders of Iran and US on Friday - the first such talk in more than three decades - Netanyahu instructed his ministers and senior officials to keep silent and not comment on the development.
Following the phone call, Iranian hard-liners hurled shoes and eggs at Rouhani’s car chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” as he arrived in Tehran.
Netanyahu will speak with Obama on Monday during a two-hour long meeting in Washington, where the two leaders are also expected to discuss Syria and Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
On Tuesday, the Israeli PM will be the last speaker to address the 68th UN General Assembly in New York.