Netanyahu says emerging Iran deal ‘casts a shadow on our security and future’

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu reprises his staunch opposition to the 2015 signing of the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the emerging new agreement is even worse than before.

“The terrible deal with Iran… casts a heavy shadow on our security and our future,” Netanyahu tells reporters in Tel Aviv.

Aided by a presentation, Netanyahu points to three elements of the deal that are particularly problematic: it gives “hundreds of billions of dollars” to Iranian “terror,” it “gives Iran an advanced centrifuge network” with upgraded enrichment ability, and it creates what he calls “international immunity” for the Iranian nuclear program.

Netanyahu also criticizes the deal for a number of absent conditions, including a demand to stop terrorist activity, stop the development of ballistic weapons necessary to carry a warhead, stop nuclear weapon development, and effective international oversight.

Earlier in the day, Netanyahu went on Fox News to explain his opposition to the deal.

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