Netanyahu on Iran Deal: Israel Will Do All Needed to Protect Itself

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, calling for rejection of a bad nuclear deal with Iran. on March 03, 2015. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/ GPO *** Local Caption *** נאום ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ב קונגרס ב וושינגטון
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., calling for rejection of a bad nuclear deal with Iran, on March 3, 2015. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu isn’t joining the chorus of congratulations over the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. Far from it.

Netanyahu’s office says in a statement that Iran has not given up its nuclear ambitions and is a destabilizing force in the Middle East, as well as a supporter of terrorism. The statement urges world powers to monitor Iran closely and respond harshly to any violation of its obligations.

And the statement vows Israel “will do everything necessary to protect its security and defend itself.”