Netanyahu: Framework Iran deal gives 'international legitimacy' to Tehran's illicit nuke program

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 3, 2015 16:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday continued to lambast the framework nuclear deal reached the day before on Iran, saying the move gives "international legitimacy to Tehran's illicit nuclear program" as it does not stipulate the closure of even one of the country's atomic facilities.

"The proposed agreement would constitute a real danger to the region and the world, and it would threaten the existence of Israel," the premier said in a statement.

He added that the initial accord "will bring the almost immediate removal sanctions, at a time when Iran is occupying large parts of the Middle East, including Yemen, and is threatening to destroy Israel."

Netanyahu stressed that Israel demands that any final status agreement with Iran will include explicit recognition of the state of Israel.


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