Netanyahu: Nothing Can Compensate Us for Iran Deal

Prime Minister goes on US Sunday news shows, urges Congress not to approve nuclear deal with Iran.

Gil Ronen ,

Binyamin Netanyahu at Herzliya Conference
Binyamin Netanyahu at Herzliya Conference
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked members of Congress to work for a better nuclear deal with Iran Sunday and said there was no way to compensate Israel if the nuclear agreement is finalized.

"I think the right thing to do is merely not to go ahead with this deal. There are many things to be done to stop Iran's aggression and this deal is not one of them," Netanyahu said on CBS's "Face the Nation" as part of a string of US media interviews denouncing the deal reached on Tuesday between Iran and the P5+1 powers.

The deal will be reviewed by Congress, which will have up to 82 days to decide whether to accept or reject it. However, in an apparent attempt to establish facts on the ground, the Obama administration decided not to wait for Congress to approve the deal before taking it to the United Nations Security Council.

Netanyahu said that the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna does not prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear armed nation but only puts this off. He said that he felt obligated to speak out because the deal endangers his country, the region and the world. There was no way Israel could feel safe if it takes effect, he added.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz also went on the Sunday talk shows to defend the agreement they negotiated.

President Barack Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal. Overriding the veto will require a two-thirds majority of both the House of Representatives and Senate.

Netanyahu blasted the Iran deal on NBC four days ago: