As talks are held in Vienna for the US to rejoin the 2015 accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program, an Israeli minister warns a bad agreement could ignite the region.
“A bad deal will send the region spiraling into war,” Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen tells Reuters.
Cohen, a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party, says negotiators should consider the long-term implications of any deal and not just focus on short-term benefits.
“Israel will not allow Iran to attain nuclear arms. Iran has no immunity anywhere. Our planes can reach everywhere in the Middle East — and certainly Iran,” he says.
Cohen also calls on world powers to force Iran to stop “destabilizing other countries” and funding armed proxy groups.