Netanyahu Tells Obama: Iran Deal Threatens Israel’s Security

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke Tuesday evening with US President Barack Obama, following the deal signed between world powers and Tehran over the latter's nuclear program.

Netanyahu used the opportunity to express Israel's concerns regarding the nuclear deal with Iran.

Warning the agreement threatened the State of Israel's security, Netanyahu stressed two central concerns.

First and foremost, he noted that it will still mean Iran can produce nuclear weapons at a future date – whether in 10-15 years' time when the deal's limitations expire, or by breaking its commitments before that time.

In addition, Netanyahu said, it will funnel hundreds of billions to the terror machine, and the Iranian war that threatens Israel and the entire world.

Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Netanyahu launched a fierce attack on the deal, calling it a "stunning, historic mistake" and stressing that Israel is not bound by it.

Obama, for his part, has hailed the deal as a victory.

However, after repeatedly missing deadlines the agreement must now be approved by Congress – where a skeptical Republican majority will likely seek to scupper it.

Netanyahu will likely be leading efforts encouraging them to do so – as well as enlisting many Democrats equally uneasy about the extent of concessions to Iran.

If that happens, Obama will be forced into the uncomfortable position of having to choose between abandoning the deal or vetoing Congress – with the latter, highly controversial move looking his most likely option.


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