‘Iran nuclear deal allows Tehran to develop nuclear weapon’

Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in an interview with Fox News that the nuclear deal with Iran provides opportunities for Tehran to acquire nuclear weapons.

“There’s no question that the deal with Iran, which paves the way to eventual Iranian acquisition of the critical elements of nuclear bombs and nuclear arsenal, something we don’t accept and never signed on the deal and we won’t let happen,” Netanyahu said Friday.

The prime minister added the Iranian deal should be reviewed or revoked.

“My position vis-a-vis the deal with Iran … repeal or replace,” Netanyahu said, adding that Washington should not let Tehran “have the best of all world.”

Netanyahu has repeatedly criticised the administration of former US President Barack Obama for signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. The agreement was signed in July 2015 between Iran and six mediators, with the United States among them. The implementation of the plan by Iran led to the lifting of international economic sanctions against the country.