In a video broadcast speech to the Saban Forum in Washington Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu replied to US President Barack Obama’s comments Saturday. Iran's acquisition of nuclear arms would "literally change the course of history," he said, because of its insane ideology and appetite for power.

Israel must be assured that Iran will never be a “threshold nuclear weapons state.” The negotiators of a final accord with Tehran must also “demand a change to its genocidal policy, as a minimum.” Iran must change its genocidal policy toward Israel, he stressed.
Netanyahu thanked the US president for “an indispensable alliance” and “unprecedented cooperation in defense, security and intelligence."

On the Middle East peace talks, he repeated that the "minimal requirement for peace" with the Palestinians was their recognition of the state as home to the Jewish people with equal right to self-determination as themselves.