The Obama administration “has given the Iranians 80 percent of what they want” in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program with the P5+1 nations, according to an Israel Channel 10 news report.
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli officials believe the Obama administration has agreed to a deal that allows Iran to reach nuclear “breakout capacity” within months.
Iran will reportedly be allowed to continue to run over 7,000 centrifuges, which permits the Iranians to develop a nuclear bomb within months, officials believe.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a visit to the country’s Lebanon border on Friday that his country remains in opposition to any deal that would allow for Iran to build a nuclear weapon, the Jerusalem Post reported.
“It is possible to solve procedural problems related to my appearance in the United States… but if Iran obtains nuclear arms that is something that will be a lot more difficult to solve, and that is what we are opposed to and are focusing on,” Netanyahu said while visiting soldiers wounded in a recent terror attack carried out by the Iranian-proxy Hezbollah terror group.
The Israeli Prime Minister added, “We are in a continuous struggle with Iran which is opening new fronts against us, which is engaged in terrorism in the Middle East and throughout the world. This is the same Iran that the world powers are now working toward an agreement that would leave in its hands the ability to develop a nuclear bomb. That is an agreement we are opposed to.”
Netanyahu also spoke about the recent terror attack carried out by Hezbollah, a proxy of Iran’s, that killed two Israelis. He said, “Iran is trying to uproot us from here, but they will not succeed.” Netanyahu added, “We put down roots here, and will continue to do so, and will continue to make the country flower and create new life.”
Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in March, where he will likely focus his address primarily on the dangers posed by a nuclear-armed Iranian regime.