Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says following a cabinet meeting that the world powers have placed a gamble on their own future as well as Israel’s.
“The world’s leading powers are betting on our shared future in this deal with the foremost financier and operator of global terrorism. This is a historic mistake!” Netanyahu says.
“We were right when we said that the desire to sign the agreement was stronger than anything else, and therefore we did not commit to preventing it. Yes, we pledge to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons — and this commitment still stands,” he adds.
“The pressure we applied and the operations we carried out for years have stopped Iran from arming itself with nuclear weapons. I can say that without Israel’s actions, Iran would have long received nuclear arms,” he continues.
“We will continue to defend ourselves, by ourselves, against all who threaten to destroy us,” he concludes.