Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday joined Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in condemnation of the proposed deal western powers intend to sign with Iran during nuclear talks in Geneva.
"The Free World stands before a fork in the road with a clear choice: Either stand strong and insist Iran dismantles its nuclear-weapons program, or surrender, cave in and allow Iran to retain its 18,500 centrifuges," Bennett said in a press release.
"Years from now, when an Islamic terrorist blows up a suitcase in New York, or when Iran launches a nuclear missile at Rome or Tel Aviv, it will have happened only because a Bad Deal was made during these defining moments."
Bennett added that now, when the Iranian regime is "on the floor," is the time to step up the pressure on Tehran and force it to dismantle its nuclear program.
"It would be dangerous to lift the sanctions and accept a deal which allows Iran to retain its entire uranium-production line," he said. "It would be dangerous because Iran would, a year, two or three from now, just turn everything back on and obtain a nuclear weapon before the world can do anything to stop it."