Obama: Israel sole objector to Iran deal; Netanyahu is ‘wrong’
(Worthy News) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday said Israel was the only country to object to the Iran nuclear deal, opposition he said was ‘sincere’ but ‘wrong,’ the Times of Israel reported.
In an address to the American University in Washington, Obama said the Iran deal was “the strongest nonproliferation agreement ever negotiated. And because it’s such a strong deal, every nation in the world that has commented publicly, with the exception of the Israeli government, has expressed support.”
The UN Security Council has “unanimously supported it,” Obama added, as well as over “100 former ambassadors who served under Democratic and Republican presidents.”
“I’ve had to make a lot of tough calls as president. But whether or not this deal is good for American security, this isn’t a hard one, it isn’t even close,” he said. [ Source ]
Netanyahu is sincere but ‘wrong’
“I don’t doubt Netanyahu’s sincerity but I think he is wrong,” the president said, noting that “with the exception of Israel, every country supports the agreement,” as do the United Nations Security Council and other international agencies.
“To the Israeli people I say this: Nuclear-armed Iran is more dangerous than an Iran that benefits from sanction relief,” the president stated. He added that he was “ready to discuss upgrading Israeli defense capabilities.
Addressing the argument of opponents of the agreement that a better deal was possible, Obama said that they were right. “Walk away and you will get a better deal – for Iran.” [ Source ]