Israeli PM Netanyahu accuses US of supporting terrorists

Netanyahu accused the US of providing “direct and indirect” support to Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, saying Washington has “supported the terrorists” and that Israel will “continue to fight” them.

Speaking in a speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Netanyahu also said he was “disappointed” by the US’ decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that he said “cannot be tolerated.”

He said it was a “declaration of war” on Israel.

The Israeli leader said his government is working on “an independent strategy” that “will prevent the creation of a nuclear-armed Iran.”

In a statement, Netanyahu said the move is “a direct and indirect act of aggression against Israel and the whole of humanity.”

The US embassy in Tel Aviv was evacuated by Israel’s military after an anti-Israel protest on September 25.

The move came days after Netanyahu said in a televised speech that he would be ready to take unilateral action against Iran, if necessary.

The US president has said that he supports a “two-state solution” to the Middle East conflict, but has said he will wait for a final deal with Iran before taking any action.