As the deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program approached on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that the emerging deal would be “a reward for Iran’s aggression.”
Netanyahu said that Israel, among other “moderate and responsible” states in the Middle East, would be the first to be harmed by such an agreement.
“The deal emerging in Lausanne sends a message that there is no cost for aggression, and in turn, that there is a reward for Iran’s aggression,” he stated.
Netanyahu also addressed the fighting in Yemen, criticizing the P5+1 powers — the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany — for “turning a blind eye” to the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who are staging a violent takeover of the country.
“We will never close our eyes and we will continue to operate against every threat in every generation, and of course in this generation,” he vowed.