UNDER FIRE

Bibi: I Didn’t Meddle in U.S. Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on the defensive Friday, denying accusations that he was meddling in the U.S. politics after he sharply condemned the White House’s handling of Iran. Bibi took an indirect swipe at Obama earlier this week when he said nations that weren’t acting on Iran didn’t have the “moral right” to prevent Israel from launching a military strike. The comments come just two months before the presidential election, prompting critics to say he was trying to sway the vote. Meanwhile, his deputy for intelligence and atomic affairs took Obama’s side, breaking with the Prime Minister’s calls for nations to set “red lines” for Iran.