Netanyahu Continues To Warn Against Iran Nuclear Deal

| by Ethan Brown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing to warn the world of the current peace negotiations between the United States and Iran.

Netanyahu’s concern is that Iran will not be stopped from building nuclear weapons even if the peace deal is implemented.

The Prime Minister linked Iran to the Islamic State terror group in his most recent comments.

“No one would dream of allowing the Islamic State of ISIS to have nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said at a press conference with Italy's foreign minister. "Why would anyone consider giving the Islamic State of Iran … additional power of nuclear weapons. The Islamic State of Iran, the foremost sponsor of international terrorism, should not have access to nuclear weapons.

"We need a better deal," he added. "This deal should not pass."

Later, a video that was posted to Netanyahu’s Instagram account also showcased the connections between Iran and ISIS, further representing the disdain and hostility between Israel and Iran, The Hill reported.

Last week, negotiators agreed to extend the Iranian peace talks by one week past their initial deadline, now set for July 7. The deal will involve economic sanctions to be lifted off Iran’s badly crippled economy. In return, Iran will accept limits on usage of its nuclear energy.

Iranian leaders, specifically Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have criticized the United States’ position on the matter and refuse to accept any deal that will not remove the sanctions immediately. U.S. negotiators are insisting that the sanctions be removed slowly.

If the peace deal is shown to Congress by July 9, lawmakers will have 30 days to review the bill and discuss it before the scheduled recess. Congress would have 60 days to review the bill if it is presented after July 9, which reportedly worries those who support the peace agreement, since it would give the opposition ample time to build a case against the deal.

Netanyahu previously visited the United States to speak in front of Congress about the negotiations, urging lawmakers to object to any deal. He continued to warn about the consequences of letting Iran further advance their energy program.

“We believe that it is a fundamental mistake to enable such a terrorist regime to get to nuclear weapons, which is what the proposed agreement will give them," he said. "It will give them a definite pathway to nuclear bombs – not a bomb, but nuclear bombs."

Sources: The Washington Examiner, The Hill

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