An historic mistake
As you might imagine, no one here in Israel is very pleased about the impending nuclear deal with Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu is calling it an historic mistake.On July 14th, 2015 a terror nuclear superpower is born. Israel will defend itself.— Naftali Bennett (@naftalibennett) July 14, 2015
"Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons. Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted," Netanyahu said at the start of a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu said he would do what he could to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
"Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror in the region and in the world. This is a bad mistake of historic proportions."
In the meantime, in a bid to sell the deal to the US Congress, the Obama administration is making the specious claim that sanctions can be 'snapped back' into place.
Iran has accepted a so-called "snapback" plan that will restore sanctions in 65 days if it violates a deal agreed with six world powers to curb the country's nuclear program, diplomats told Reuters on Tuesday.
Of course, the Russians and Chinese would have to agree to the snapback, so even if the sanctions could be 'snapped' back into place (which they cannot), Russia and China would never agree to them anyway.
The diplomats said a U.N. arms embargo would remain in place for five years and U.N. missile sanctions would stay in place for eight years.
What could go wrong?