Jerusalem, AFP - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Tel Aviv needs other allies to be replaced with the United States.
"The link between Israel and its main strategic partner the United States has weakened," Lieberman said on Wednesday, AFP reported.
Lieberman admitted that Washington itself has “too many challenges,” including its own “domestic economic problems.”
The Israeli foreign minister also suggested that the US is dependent upon money from some Arab countries.
Lieberman, however, failed to specify any alternative partner.
On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama called on senators to give more time for diplomacy with Iran.
Israel began its lobbying efforts inside the US after it found out that talks between Iran and the world’s six major powers were coming close to an agreement in the Swiss city of Geneva.
During the last round of talks in Geneva on November 7-10, a first-step agreement was within reach but the position taken by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in favor of the Israel and a lack of commitment by US Secretary of State John Kerry spoiled the negotiations.