Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to a historic deal today between Iran and the P5+1 powers, an accord that will ease economic sanctions on the Islamic republic in exchange for alterations to its current nuclear program.
The Israeli prime minister has been a vocal critic of any deal with Iran, a nation that consistently calls for the Jewish state’s annihilation. Israel considers Iran’s nuclear ambitions an existential threat.
“When you are willing to make an agreement at any cost, this is the result. From the initial reports we can already conclude that this agreement is an historic mistake for the world,” Netanyahu said Tuesday.
“Far-reaching concessions have been made in all areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. In addition, Iran will receive hundreds of billions of dollars with which it can fuel its terror machine and its expansion and aggression throughout the Middle East and across the globe.
“One cannot prevent an agreement when the negotiators are willing to make more and more concessions to those who, even during the talks, keep chanting: ‘Death to America.’
“We knew very well that the desire to sign an agreement was stronger than anything, and therefore we did not commit to preventing an agreement.
“We did commit to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and this commitment still stands.”