Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum condemned the Iranian nuclear agreement, which will only delay Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon, while contributing to terrorism in the Middle East by ending sanctions and the international arms embargo, giving Iran billions of dollars to fund global terror.
“The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an official statement. “In the coming decade, the deal will reward Iran, the terrorist regime in Tehran, with hundreds of billions of dollars. This cash bonanza will fuel Iran’s terrorism worldwide, its aggression in the region and its efforts to destroy Israel, which are ongoing.”
The head of the opposition and the Zionist Camp, Yitzhak Herzog, opined that “Israel’s interests were abandoned” during the negotiations “because of the personal rift between Netanyahu and the US president.” He promised to work “so the United States will respond to the immediate security needs of Israel.”
MK Tzipi Livni, who partnered with Herzog to lead the Zionist Camp, told Ynet, “I want to speak about tomorrow morning and about the results of this [US] policy [on Iran]: Iran receives legitimization despite being a state involved in terror in the region. It creates problems, not only for Israel, but for all the moderate states in the region. The agreement is terrible, not just because of what is in it, but also because what is not in it.”
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said, “The implications of this agreement in the perceived future appear very severe; Iran will continue to develop its terror network everywhere, will continue to fan the flames in the Middle East, and worst of all, will make a huge step towards becoming a threshold nuclear state.” She vowed that Israel would work “through all diplomatic venues to thwart the ratifying of the agreement.”
“The agreement with Iran will be remembered in history in the same line with the Munich Agreement [with Nazi Germany, which led to World War II] and the agreement with North Korea. This agreement is an agreement which ignores the great dangers, is a complete surrender to terror and unbridled violence in the international arena,” said former foreign minister MK Avigdor Liberman.
MK Yair Lapid told Ynet, “This is a bad day for the Jews. We thought that this was a bad agreement but it’s a terrible agreement. The subject of oversight was supposed to be the basis of the agreement, [but] it’s a laughingstock…The world has gone from a policy of preventing a nuclear Iran to a policy of containing a nuclear Iran.”
By: Sara Abramowicz, United with Israel