A Surrender to Terror'
Israel furious world powers
are caving to Iran on nuke deal
|11:05 AM on Sunday, July 5, 2015 - Tamuz 18, 5775|
After the Associated Press reported today that world powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief in exchange for a decade of restriction on Tehran's nuclear program, reaction from Jerusalem was swift and angry.
A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's office accused the six world powers of caving in to Iran's demands.
"With each passing day, the concessions from the powers to Iran are growing and growing. Concessions over the inspections regime, concessions on how sanctions will be lifted, concessions on the amount of centrifuges, research and development of advanced centrifuges and more.”
Israeli officials angrily warned the concessions would lead to a situation which would “pave the way for Iran for an arsenal of atomic weapons within a decade if it keeps to the deal.” Even more frightening, Iran could develop a bomb in less time if it chooses to ignore monitoring of its nuclear sites.
"Once sanctions are lifted, hundreds of billions of dollars will pour into Iran's economy, and there will be no way back - Iran's machine of terror and aggression will be stronger," i24newsTV quoted Israeli officials as saying.
Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the Vienna talks a "surrender to terror" and slammed negotiations "that do not deserve to be called negotiations, and could be considered a tragedy for the future."
The P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- have given themselves until Tuesday to conclude the deal.