Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the P5+1 is making a “historic mistake” with the Iran nuclear deal.
“I will refer later to the details of the agreement, but before that, I would like to say here and now – when you are willing to make an agreement at any cost, this is the result,” Netanyahu said at a meeting today with Netherlands Foreign Minister Bert Koenders.”
“From the initial reports we can already conclude that this agreement is an historic mistake for the world.”
The prime minister stressed that “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,” he said.
“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.'”
Netanyahu added that “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,” he said. “I say to all the leaders in Israel, it is time to put petty politics aside and unite behind this most fateful issue to the future and security of the State of Israel.”
A senior administration official said this morning that President Obama hadn’t spoken with Netanayhu but would “certainly want to have that conversation” about the deal.