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Israel Foreign Ministry says deal will spark a nuclear arms race

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases a statement saying that the nuclear deal reached with Iran will “certainly” provoke a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

“Nuclear capabilities in the hands of Iran are a game changer that will certainly spark a nuclear arms race that will undermine regional security in the Middle East. This is a threat not only to Israel but also to the moderate countries in the Middle East and well beyond,” the statement reads.

“The agreement does not ensure a tight enough monitoring and verification mechanism. Iran has achieved its advanced nuclear capability covertly despite the IAEA’s safeguards mechanism, and will be able to continue deceiving, evading and concealing,” it continues.

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