Netanyahu calls Iranian nuke deal ‘horrible’

 Jerusalem, May 7: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the Iranian nuclear deal “horrible”, saying that the deal allows the continuation of uranium enrichment and “Iranian enrichment”. Netanyahu has been a sharp critic of the deal since the days it was being negotiated by Iran and six world powers – Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany, Xinhua reported. When the deal was signed in 2015 during the administration of former US President Barack Obama, the Israeli leader faced opposition to his stance at the White House.

Since Trump took office last year, Netanyahu has earned an ally in Washington. But Trump and Netanyahu find themselves largely alone in an international arena that is mostly favorable of the nuclear agreement. Israeli officials have said the nuclear deal does not prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. (IANS)