PM: 'Right' Iran Deal Delays Nuclear Proliferation

Binyamin Netanyahu reiterates the evils of a deal with too many loopholes for Iran in first Cabinet address post-Congress.

Tova Dvorin , | updated: 12:58 PM

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Israel is at the forefront of the fight against a nuclear deal between Iran and the West, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated in his opening remarks to his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday. 

"Following my speech to Congress, we heard – over the weekend – several of the major powers' foreign ministers saying that they do not see the need to reach an agreement forthwith and that they will wait until the right agreement is found," he began. "I hope that these words will find tangible expression."

"The right agreement is one that links between the lifting of the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program and the cessation of Iran's terrorist actions around the world and, of course, its threats to annihilate Israel," he noted. "The right agreement is one that extends by years Iran's break-out time to achieve a bomb, given the feasibility of violating the agreement."

Current agreements on the table are insufficient, he said.  

"As of now, the deal being formulated between Iran and the major powers will allow Iran a break-out time of one year or less," Netanyahu predicted. "This assessment is based on the State of Israel's professional intelligence elements, which delivered this assessment to the major powers." 

"We will continue to take all possible action to deny the largest terrorist state in the world the ability to produce the most dangerous weapon in the world, a weapon which is aimed – first and foremost – against us."