Recalling the nuclear deal with North Korea in 1994, after which then-US President Bill Clinton promised Americans the world would be a safer place and that the deal was a good deal, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that the world was making the same mistake by signing an agreement with Iran.
The accord signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 powers, led by the US, will not stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons; at best, it will merely delay the process, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared.
He reiterated Israel’s concerns that deal’s outcome will provide Iran with billions which it will use to fuel its international terror network.
“That’s more money for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, more money for the Quds Force, for Hezbollah, for Hamas and Islamic Jihad, for the Libyan proxy terrorists of Iran, more money for the Shiite militias in Iraq, for the Houthis in Yemen,” Netanyahu stated during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
“This bad deal is a historic mistake,” he stated.
Although most of the world seems to support this deal, that does not make it a good deal, the Israeli leader explained. “We were told then [in 1994] by the international community, the scientific community, the arms control community that the deal would prevent North Korea from getting nuclear weapons and it would make the world safer. Well, we all know how that turned out.”
Renzi is scheduled to address the Knesset on Wednesday.
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel
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