Netanyahu: Fix Iran deal or scrap it

PM in Argentina says Iran nuclear agreement is a 'bad deal,' recalls Iranian involvement in local terror attacks on Jewish community.

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Netanyahu and Macri
Netanyahu and Macri
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called for world powers to either renegotiate or pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran during his meeting with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri Tuesday.

"Our position is straightforward- this is a bad deal. Either fix it or scrap it. This is Israel's position," Netanyahu said following the meeting.

Netanyahu arrived in Argentina Monday at the beginning of a historic trip to Latin America.

Netanyahu, who is the first sitting Israeli Prime Minister to visit a Latin American country, visited the sites of two terrorist attacks against the Jewish community of Buenos Aires which have been linked to Iran. He participated in a wreath-laying ceremony for the 29 victims of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy and visited the AMIA Jewish community building, where 89 people were murdered in the deadliest terrorist attack in Argentina's history in 1994.

The prime minister praised president Macri as "a true friend of Israel" during his speech at the embassy. He addressed the Iranian threat during his speech.

“We are determined to fight Iran’s terrorism, and we are determined to prevent it from establishing itself near our border,” Netanyahu said at the embassy. “It was Iran who in the 1990s was behind the major terrorist attacks in Buenos Aires. Iran’s terrorist octopus, from the Middle East, along with its proxy Hezbollah, continues to send arms to all parts of the world, and also to Latin America."

Netanyahu will next visit Columbia and Mexico before traveling to New York City Friday to attend the UN General Assembly.








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