Israel's Netanyahu calls Iran nuclear deal a historic mistake

2015-07-14 11:24
(Ariel Schalit, AP)

(Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the agreement reached on Tuesday by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme as a historic mistake and said he would do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions.

"Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons. Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted," Netanyahu said at the start of a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem.

"Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror in the region and in the world. This is a bad mistake of historic proportions."

Iran's state news agency IRNA said the country's nuclear facilities would remain operational under a deal reached between Tehran and six major powers.

"All of Iran's nuclear facilities will continue working. None will be stopped or eliminated. Iran will continue enrichment. Research and development on key centrifuges (IR6, IR-5, IR4, IR 8) will continue," IRNA said in what it said was a summary of the deal, without citing a source.

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