Israeli Prime Minister Says Iran Nuclear Deal Threatens Israel’s Survival, Will Pave Way For Nuclear Bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced his concerns over the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu says that the deal will pave the way for Iran’s nuclear bomb and that the proposal threatens Israel’s very survival.

Israel’s Prime Minister has become very vocal about his disapproval of the recently disclosed nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu has taken to social media and traditional media outlets to voice his concerns over the proposed plans to lift sanctions that could “threaten the very survival of the State of Israel.” The Prime Minister took to Facebook with a statement outlining the issues that Israel sees with the proposed Iran nuclear deal. The statement indicates that by lifting sanctions on the region, Iran would step up its aggression and terror and follow through with their plans to destroy Israel.

“The cabinet is united in strongly opposing the proposed deal. This deal would pose a grave danger to the region and to the world and would threaten the very survival of the State of Israel. The deal would not shut down a single nuclear facility in Iran, would not destroy a single centrifuge in Iran and will not stop R&D on Iran’s advanced centrifuges. On the contrary. The deal would legitimize Iran’s illegal nuclear program. It would leave Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure. A vast nuclear infrastructure remains in place. The deal would lift sanctions almost immediately and this at the very time that Iran is stepping up its aggression and terror in the region and beyond the region.

In a few years, the deal would remove the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, enabling Iran to have a massive enrichment capacity that it could use to produce many nuclear bombs within a matter of months. The deal would greatly bolster Iran’s economy. It would give Iran thereby tremendous means to propel its aggression and terrorism throughout the Middle East.”

Benjamin Netanyahu has also been sending a series of tweets about the Iran nuclear deal discussing why the proposed plan will bolster Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons.

NBC reports that President Obama has responded to Netanyahu’s concerns by stating this “progress on the nuclear issue” is not sponsorship of terrorism or threats towards Israel.

“Progress on the nuclear issue in no way diminishes our concerns with respect to Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism and threats towards Israel. The United States remains steadfast in our commitment to the security of Israel.”

What do you think about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s analysis of the Iran nuclear deal? Does it pose a legitimate threat to the State of Israel?

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