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Benjamin Netanyahu Did Not Mince Words While Reacting to Iran Deal


He is not happy.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on June 28, 2015. (Atef Safadi/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not hold back while reacting to the new Iran nuclear deal, calling it "an historic mistake for the world."

"Far-reaching concessions have been made in all areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability," he explained during a joint press conference. "In addition, Iran will receive hundreds of billions of dollars with which it can fuel its terror machine and its expansion and aggression throughout the Middle East and across the globe."

"One cannot prevent an agreement when the negotiators are willing to make more and more concessions to those who, even during the talks, keep chanting: 'Death to America.'

"We knew very well that the desire to sign an agreement was stronger than anything, and therefore we did not commit to preventing an agreement.

"We did commit to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and this commitment still stands.

"I say to all the leaders in Israel, it is time to put petty politics aside and unite behind this most fateful issue to the future and security of the State of Israel."

UPDATE 10:15 a.m. ET:

Netanyahu delivered another set of remarks on Tuesday morning, saying that Israel rejects the deal and will continue to defend itself. He also said Iran's Ayatollah attended a rally four days ago where people were chanting anti-Israel and anti-American phrases.

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