Prime Minister Netanyahu made a statement today about the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks in Lausanne.
Netanyahu began his statement, quoting an Iranian general who yesterday called for Israel’s destruction, saying, “Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable.”
Netanyahu was referring to statements by Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Basij militia. Naqdi also threatened to overthrow Saudi Arabia.
Then taking a swipe at the P5+1 negotiations with Iran, Netanyahu said, “evidently giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable.”
He called that “unconscionable”.
Netanyahu pointed out that for peaceful use of nuclear power, Iran doesn’t need advance centrifuges, underground nuclear facilities and a heavy water reactor – which are a clear indication of nuclear weaponization efforts.
Iran’s is insisting on building ICBMs and continues to hide its past weaponization efforts, while it expands it terror throughout the Middle East.
Netanyahu said the deal is a bad deal that threatens Israel, the Middle East and the world – and now is the time for the international community to make this a better deal.
Netanyahu said a better deal would include a significant rolling back Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.
He made it clear that a better deal would link the eventual lifting of sanctions to a change in Iran’s behavior. Iran must stop its aggressive behavior and worldwide terrorism.
And most importantly, Netanyahu said, “Iran should stop its threats to annihilate Israel.”
Netanyahu insisted that these are the terms that should be non-negotiable, and this is the deal that the world powers should be insisting on.