Is the White House Poking Fun at Netanyahu on Twitter?

Do you remember that cartoon bomb Netanyahu used to drive his point home during a 2012 UN speech? The White House certainly does.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrating the 'red line' for Iran’s nuclear capacity, at the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 27, 2012.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrating the 'red line' for Iran’s nuclear capacity, at the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 27, 2012.Credit: Reuters
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The White House on Wednesday tweeted an image that should look familiar to those who have closely followed the Iranian nuclear issue over the past couple of years.

In what seems to be a jab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House tweet included an image of the cartoon bomb that Netanyahu famously used while addressing the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.

During that speech, Netanyahu stated that the international community must create a clear "red line" for the Iranian nuclear program, and then, to the astonishment of the assembled diplomats, Netanyahu underscored his point by brandishing a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb with a fuse that showed Iran's progress toward nuclear weapons.

The image tweeted by the White House attempts to portray how the framework agreement reached with Iran last week reverses Iran's progress toward nuclear weapons, and further, that the Iranian nuclear program would only advance faster in the absence of the deal.

Back in 2012, Netanyahu's use of the cartoon bomb sparked a media frenzy, spawning a series of memes poking fun at the Israeli prime minister, as well as attention from the Daily Show's John Stewart.

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