Following US President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to voice his support for his “historic and bold” decision, describing Iran as a “tiger unleashed from its cage.”
Photo Credit: Israeli Prime Minister’s YouTube page/Channel 2 News
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today (Sunday) referred to US President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the nuclear agreement with Iran and congratulated him on the decision. “I commend the president for taking a historic and bold decision to avert this danger in time,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Fox News.
“Iran is the foremost terrorist state of our time,” Netanyahu stated. “It hangs gays, jails journalists, subjugates women and foments terrorism throughout the world and wild aggression in the Middle East. To have a regime like this, whose economy is 30 times the size of North Korea – to have a rogue regime like that acquire an arsenal of nuclear weapons in 10 years’ time, which is what the Iran agreement now provides for Iran to do, is a terrible folly.”
Netanyahu also referred to the Iranians’ lack of cooperation and their refusal to allow suspicious sites to be inspected. “Right now, Iran doesn’t allow you to inspect military sites. It lets you inspect everywhere else – but where do you think they’re going to hide these things?” Netanyahu asked.
Rouhani and Netanyahu Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon,GPO/Reuters/Channel 2 News
Netanyahu referred to the Iranians’ terror financing and their attempts to base themselves along Israel’s border, saying that since signing the agreement, Tehran is like “a tiger unleashed from its cage.” Netanyahu added: “If they act against us, that would be a very big mistake.”
As previously reported by JOL, Trump made a dramatic speech in which he presented his new strategy for Iran after stating he would not recertify the deal.