Netanyahu: Iran Cannot Be Trusted

'All of the things I warned about vis-a-vis the framework agreement [...] are coming true before our eyes," Netanyahu laments.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu kept up his assault on the framework nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, warning late Saturday that the Islamic republic could not be trusted.

It was the latest attack on the controversial deal under which Iran would allegedly curtail its nuclear activities in exchange for relief from punishing economic sanctions. Differing accounts of what the deal entails have been published between the US, Europe, and Iran, with each version providing drastic variations on the deal's content. 

Israel has repeatedly denounced the deal as an "historic mistake." 

"To my regret, all of the things I warned about vis-a-vis the framework agreement that was put together in Lausanne are coming true before our eyes," Netanyahu said.

 "This framework gives the leading terrorist state in the world a certain path to nuclear bombs," he warned. "How can such a country be trusted?"

The emerging deal, which is to be finalized by June 30, would leave Iran with "significant nuclear capabilities," he said.

"It is not dismantling them, it is preserving them. We also see that the inspection is not serious... As of now, there is no monitoring," he said. "We see that the sanctions are being lifted, immediately, according to Iran's demand, and this is without Iran having changed its policy of aggression everywhere."

Obama admitted in an interview last week that as a result of the deal, Iran will be able to reach a "zero" breakout time by 2028, meaning it could produce nuclear weapons immediately whenever it wanted to.

Hours after Netanyahu made the remarks, Iranian Revolutionary Guards chief General Mohammed Ali Jafari, who is considered to be one of the most influential men in Tehran, stated publicly that the US conceded all of its red lines in negotiating the deal as well. 

AFP contributed to this report.