Monday, November 25, 2013

Netanyahu: 'Today the world has become much more dangerous'

Bibi slams Iran deal as 'historic mistake,' says he will not allow Iranian bomb.
(WJD) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu minced no words on Sunday, telling his cabinet that the just-concluded deal with Iran is 'not a historic agreement, it is a historic mistake.'

"Today," Netanyahu said, "the world has become much more dangerous because the most dangerous regime in the world took a significant step to getting the most dangerous weapon in the world."

He described Iran's "concessions" to the international community as "cosmetic" and noted that their effect could undone extremely quickly, leaving the international helpless in the face of an Iranian bomb.

But his most significant statement came in a blunt challenge to the U.S. and President Obama. Without mentioning Obama's name, he stated unequivocally that Israel does not consider itself a party to the deal and will take military action to prevent the Iranians from gaining nuclear capability.

"Iran is committed to Israel's destruction," he said,
and Israel has the right and the obligation to defend itself by itself against any threat. I want to make clear as the prime minister of Israel, Israel will not allow Iran develop a military nuclear capability.
Despite reports otherwise, this is a direct statement of Israel's willingness to take unilateral military action. If necessary, in defiance of the United States.