Netanyahu’s take

The state of Israel obviously cannot afford the lies and self-delusions that support the catastrophic deal in process with Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed it yesterday (in Hebrew, video here) at the start of his weekly Cabinet meeting. His office has posted this excerpt in English:

It seems that the nuclear talks in Iran have yielded a collapse, not a breakthrough. The major powers’ concessions are increasing. The deal being formulated will pave Iran’s path to the production of very many atomic bombs and it will also channel to Iran hundreds of billions of dollars that will serve its aggression and terrorism campaigns in our region and around the world.

This is a bad deal. It is not less bad – in my opinion it is worse – than the deal with North Korea that led to a nuclear arsenal in North Korea. But this is both a non-conventional threat, and a very large conventional threat, against Israel, the countries of the region and the world.