Obama rejects Israel’s call for Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist

US President Barack Obama has rejected a call by Israel for any nuclear agreement with Iran to be conditional on Tehran's recognition of the Jewish state's right to exist. Speaking after Israel proposed its own terms for the accord, Obama told US radio network NPR Monday that demands for Iran to recognize the country go beyond the scope of the agreement.

"The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel, is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms," he said. "And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment."

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