Netanyahu: Agreement with Iran a mistake

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Enrichment will continue as it has in the past.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau vehemently attacked the agreement between the six powers and Iran that was reached in Geneva yestwerday.

What was achieved last night is not a historic agreement; it is a historic mistake, said Netanyahu, opening this mornings cabinet meeting. The world has become a far more dangerous place, because the most dangerous regime in the world has taken a significant step towards obtaining the most dangerous weapon in the world. The worlds leading powers agreed to allow uranium enrichment in Iran by completely ignoring the UN Security Councils decisions that they themselves instituted.

Landau added: The winds of war are blowing from Geneva. This is a bad agreement that preserves Irans abilities.

After the agreement was signed by the powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his satisfaction with the details of the deal, and promised that Iran would continue with its enrichment program: The negotiations with the powers have resulted in a recognition of Irans right to enrich uranium. This is an accomplishment; enrichment will continue as it has in the past.

The accomplishment of the deal is that sanctions will disappear, emphasized Rouhani, whether this or that party likes it or not. Some of the sanctions will be lifted immediately following the agreement, some of the sanctions on the banks will be lifted - for the benefit of the Iranians.

The President of Iran emphasized that, alongside the lifting of sanctions, in the coming months, operations would continue in all the reactors, including those in Esfahan and Natanz.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on November 24, 2013

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