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Why Iran Deal Is So Deadly: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Breaks it Down For Those of You Who Are Interested


This sobering interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was conducted in Israel several days ago on condition that it be embargoed until formal announcement of the Iran nuclear deal. It covers Iran’s ominous nuclear program, the now-announced agreement and other critical security issues. Make no mistake: The very safety of the U.S. itself is at stake.

STEVE FORBES: Prime Minister, President Obama has said that if there isn’t a deal with Iran it will mean war.  What we’ve learned about the deal is not reassuring.  What’s your take on this?

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: I think if the deal goes through we’re in danger of war, and it might be the worst kind of war we can imagine.  Because this deal will open the way for Iran not to get a bomb but many bombs.  Within a decade it will be free to enrich uranium on an unlimited basis.  And it will be able to make the fissile core for dozens of bombs–indeed, hundreds of bombs–which it can then put on the hundreds of ICBMs it already has.

Under this deal Iran is going to get $100 billion to $300 billion, which it will be able to use to fund its terrorism and its aggression in the region–its aim being to destroy Israel. Given Iran’s history of aggression, I’d say that this double bonanza of a guaranteed pathway to a nuclear arsenal and a jackpot of money to continue its aggression actually makes the danger of war, even nuclear war, a lot greater.

SF: You make a very important point. Even if Iran sticks to the deal, which is highly problematical, in a decade it will be a major global nuclear power, and it will have ballistic missiles.


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