Published: 2024-02-05 19:48
Last Updated: 2024-02-25 16:07
The United States President, Joe Biden, reportedly described "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "bad f****** guy" privately, according to politico, expressing his anger that Netanyahu is eager to drag the US into a wider war in the Middle East.
It added that Netnayhu’s goals to expand the war aims to “ensure that American weapons keep flowing to the region, troops soon follow and, in the maelstrom, international pressure on him to agree to a Gaza cease-fire and his domestic political difficulties both dissipate.”
The Biden administration issued earlier an executive order sanctioning “extremist Israeli settlers” who committed violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates stated in a release that Biden has not made such remarks before, emphasizing that the President and Netanyahu enjoy a "decades-long relationship that is respectful in public and in private."