Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned on Thursday that the West was taking huge risks with the nuclear deal recently signed with Iran.
"The time that has passed since the signing of the agreement with Iran continues to disclose the size of the risks that the West took upon itself, and its willingness to agree to unprecedented concessions towards the bloody regime in Tehran," said Ya'alon.
"As time passes it becomes clear that this agreement poses serious threats to the Western world that cannot be underestimated, in the face of an ambitious and ruthless regime of terror that will not hesitate to act against and within those countries with which it signed this bad deal,” warned the Defense Minister.
"The free world, instead of fighting with determination against this terrorist regime, allows it to enter the family of nations through the front door," Ya’alon stressed. "It should be remembered that terrorism is terrorism is terrorism, and the Iranian regime that employs terrorism will not cease and desist but only increase terrorism if it detects weakness and lack of determination to deal with it in different ways, as is the case now.”
“Those who choose to ignore terrorism directed at someone else will find themselves facing the terror that comes to their doorstep faster than expected,” he warned.
Ya’alon’s warnings are not the first time Israel has warned against the nuclear deal and its implications.
The deal ignores Iran's key nuclear installations where its nuclear weapons testing is said to be being held, and likewise stipulates that the West will train Iran to block sabotage on its nuclear program. The deal also lifts the UN arms embargo on Iran and lifts sanctions against its top terror commander.
The validity of Ya’alon’s warnings could be illustrated by the comments made by senior Iranian officials after the deal was signed.
On Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander of Iran's paramilitary Basij Force, said that the Iran deal will only make Iranians hate the U.S. more.
"Any Iranian who reads the Vienna documents will hate the US 100 times more," Naqdi declared.
Iran has shown an increasingly open belligerent tone despite the deal, with an aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei saying Tuesday that Iran won't let international inspectors visit its covert military sites such as Parchin, where Iran's illicit nuclear weapons testing is thought to be occurring.
And Khamenei himself declared last weekend that Iran will not respect the United States any more as a result of the nuclear deal.
"We have repeatedly said we don't negotiate with the U.S. on regional or international affairs; not even on bilateral issues," he said. "There are some exceptions like the nuclear program that we negotiated with the Americans to serve our interests."
"We will never stop supporting our friends in the region and the people of Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon," he continued, referring to the Iranian terror axis in the Middle East. "Even after this deal our policy towards the arrogant U.S. will not change."