Watch: Netanyahu urges world to reject deal with Iran on heels of Kerry comments

Netanyahu says framework deal fails to stop Iranian nuclear ambitions in Youtube video released after Kerry appeals directly to the Israeli public.

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May 2, 2015 22:04
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In comments made Saturday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Lausanne framework agreement reached by the Islamic Republic and world powers last month, saying it "fails to meet the challenges" posed by the Iranian regime and urged the international community to hold out for a better deal.

In a YouTube video, Netanyahu began by thanking the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for its valuable "scholarly analysis of the Middle East," before switching his attention to Iran and the threat it posses both to the Jewish State and the US.

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"The Iranian regime proudly proclaims its hatred for the US and Israel. It repeatedly threatens to annihilate us" both, the prime minister said.

He then accused the Islamic Republic of supporting terrorism against the Jewish State, claiming that "(Iran) builds up terrorist bases along three of Israel's border's: Lebanon and Gaza, and now the Syrian Golan."

He closed his speech by criticizing the Lausanne framework agreement reached last month month between world powers and Iran and urged the international community to reject the deal for a better one.

"The Laussane framework fails to meet the challenges," of stopping the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism from procuring nuclear weapons, he said.

"A better deal is necessary, a better deal is possible, a better deal must and can be achieved."



The comments were made on the heels of statements made by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who appealed directly to the Israeli public on Saturday evening, telling Channel 10 that the Obama administration would abide by its pledge to deny Iran a nuclear weapon.

“I say this again - we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran's pathways to a bomb and that doesn't give us the confidence - to all of our experts and global experts - that we will be able to know what Iran is doing and prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon,” Kerry said.

“President [Barack] Obama has absolutely pledged they will not get a nuclear weapon,” the secretary said. “I believe that where we are heading will in fact protect Israel.”

Washington’s top diplomat said that the parameters of the emerging agreement in Iran would give the West access to key nuclear installations in the Islamic Republic - well beyond the 10- or 15-year period discussed as a possible shelf life of the deal.

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