Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday after world powers reached a historic nuclear deal with Iran that Israel was not bound by it and signalled he remained ready to order military action.
Netanyahu’s harsh criticism of the agreement came after he warned for months that the deal being negotiated would not prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
While analysts say unilateral military action by Israel seems unlikely for now, Netanyahu and other officials have kept the option on the table.
“Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran, and Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction,” Netanyahu told reporters before a meeting of his security cabinet.
“We will always defend ourselves.”
Not without US weapons and billions in US taxpayer dollars, you won't. Might want to keep that in mind.
Netanyahu called the nuclear deal a “historic mistake”, and the accord drew strong criticism from across the Israeli political spectrum.
“We did commit to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and this commitment still stands,” Netanyahu said earlier on Tuesday, even before the agreement was officially announced.
He has taken his campaign to the US Congress and the UN General Assembly, but ultimately failed to block the agreement.
Once again, in order to accept Netanyahu's bluster as truth, you have to believe that only Israel correct, and that the entire UN Security Council is colluding on Israel's destruction, including the five permanent members of the US, France, the UK, China and Russia.
It's ridiculous theater, and he knows it. Israel doesn't have a friend in the world on this.
Wait, I take that back. They have the Republican Party here in the US.
That should tell you everything.