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Lapid: Iran will build nukes with world’s help

Yesh Atid party chief Yair Lapid says that the deal means the world will be assisting Tehran to assemble nuclear weapons.

“We thought it was a bad deal, but it is in fact a terrible deal. This agreement allows Iran to continue developing nuclear weapons, only this time with the help of the international community,” Lapid says.

“Ask yourself one question. If everyone believes that the Iranians will fulfill their part of the agreement, how come they were so opposed to the idea of ​​snap inspections? And why is it that the Americans and the P5+1 have agreed that there will be no ​​snap inspections? If the Iranians intended to be trustworthy, they would have approved and even encouraged unannounced inspections — because that could have been a way of showing the world that they intend to stand by the agreement — but they don’t,” he continues.

“Now, after signing the agreement, [the Iranian regime] will continue doing what they have done for the past 20 years — try to acquire nuclear weapons behind the world’s back. Only now, the Iranians will do it with the help of the international community. Lifting the sanctions means that the Iranians will have more money and more capabilities to advance their nuclear facilities,” Lapid concludes.

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid speaks at a party meeting at the Knesset on June 1, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid at a party meeting at the Knesset, June 1, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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