The Israeli prime minister said he would press American lawmakers not to give Tehran "a free path to the bomb."
The Israeli P.M. posted a video to his Facebook page expressing regret over the inflammatory comments.
The P.M.'s victory came as a surprise to many; before the election, pollsters had warned of a tight race.
The two nations inching closer to deal leading to landmark nuclear agreement.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out Thursday at a letter penned by U.S. Republicans against any nuclear deal.
Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador to Sweden Wednesday. The countries have fought over human rights issues and arms deals.Middle East,Saudi Arabia,Sweden,Natalie Shure
Ahead of next week's election, the Israeli premier says there is a "huge, worldwide effort" to topple him.
Previous appeals for a joint force to fight radical Islamists like Islamic State and other groups have failed.
The new monarch is aiming to build an informal coalition of Sunni states to combat Iran and ISIS.
Leaders are mulling whether to suspend security coordination after a deterioration in relations.
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