Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday criticized the prime minister's "scornful" approach towards the developing diplomatic ties between the United States and Iran, Xinhua reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday night, prior to his departure to the United States that Iran is using the diplomatic approach as a tactic to "fool" the west while it continues to enrich uranium and said he was going to "expose the truth" of Iran's "sweet talk" and "onslaught of smiles."
The Israeli president dismissed Netanyahu's approach in an interview to Army Radio on Sunday.
"You can agree or disagree, but I don't like this disparaging tone," Peres told the radio. "Other people have common sense too, not just us," he added.
"This is not a reason for us not to talk with the Americans and try to affect them. We should talk to one another," the president said.
Peres also took notice of remarks of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
"It's not a matter of propaganda but a matter of facts. If Iran will, in fact, change its policy -- fine. This is not an oratory competition," the president added.
Netanyahu is set to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday, and give a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
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