The signing of the Iran nuclear deal in 2015 opened the floodgates for all Mideast regional powers to pursue their own nuclear programs, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
Under the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “Many countries in the Middle East are saying that they are also allowed to enrich uranium if Iran is allowed to do so; therefore, the way to prevent this danger, the nuclearization of the Middle East, is to either thoroughly correct the agreement or abrogate it,” Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting on March 11.
“Moreover, I remind you that Iran declares, on an almost daily basis – including recently, its intention to wipe out the State of Israel. It is hardly worth saying that we will not allow this, to put it mildly.”
Netanyahu recently returned from the U.S. where he met with President Donald Trump, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and senior American lawmakers.
Full article: Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal paved way for nuclearization of entire Mideast (World Tribune)