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DEFIANT NETANYAHU LAYS DOWN THE LAW: Israel Not Bound By Iran Deal, Will Defend Itself

‘What a stunning historic mistake,’ says Prime Minister. ‘This deal repeats the mistakes made with North Korea.’

By Ari Soffer and Gil Ronen

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered his official reaction tothe deal signed between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program.

“The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday,” Netanyahu said, speaking at the start of an emergency security cabinet meeting he convened following news of the deal, which was officially announced Tuesday morning.

World powers have “gambled that in 10 years time Iran’s terrorist regime will change – while removing any initiative for it to do so! In fact the deal gives Iran every incentive not to change,” he lamented.

Netanyahu fired that the deal will fuel “Iran’s sponsorship of terror and attempts to destroy Israel,” citing as proof statements to that effect made by Iranian officials and allies including Hezbollah.

“This deal repeats the mistakes made with North Korea,” he intoned. “There, too, we were assured that inspections and verifications would prevent a rogue regime from developing nuclear weapons. And we all know how that ended. The bottom line of this very bad deal is exactly what Iran’s President Rouhani said today: the international community is removing the sanctions, and Iran is keeping its nuclear program.”

“The deal will give an unreformed, unrepentant and far richer terrorist regime the capacity to produce many nuclear bombs – in fact, an entire nuclear arsenal, with the means to deliver it.

“What a stunning historic mistake.”

“Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran, because Iran continues to seek ourdestruction,” he warned.

“We will always defend ourselves.”

Earlier Tuesday, at a press conference in Jerusalem with visiting Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, Netanyahu decried the deal as a “bitter mistake of historic proportions.”

“In every area where it was supposed to prevent Iran attaining nuclear arms capability, there were huge compromises,” he added. “I will refer later to the details of the agreement…….


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