As reported previously here on Matzav, Iran and world powers are expected to announce a nuclear deal at 1:00 pm local time as the world waits for the agreement Israeli officials have deemed a historical disaster.
An Iranian diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the deal has been reached, saying, “all the hard work has paid off and we sealed a deal. God bless our people.”
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) blasted the agreement pre-announcement Tuesday morning, Arutz Sheva reports.
“This agreement is a historic capitulation agreement of the West to the axis of evil led by Iran,” she stated. “The consequences of the agreement in the foreseeable future are very serious, Iran will continue to spread the terror and it will metastasize everywhere, continue to stoke the flames Middle East, and worst of all make a huge step towards being a nuclear threshold state.”
“The State of Israel will work via all diplomatic means to try to prevent the ratification of the agreement.”
Arutz Sheva reports that Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev (Likud) also responded to the deal, saying “Iran today received a license to kill, and it must be revoked before it’s too late.”
“The fact that they’re celebrating in Tehran teaches that the deal is bad for the free world. Bad for humanity. Now is the time to come together at home and go out on an explanation campaign for the American public opinion,” said Regev. “The last word hasn’t been said and the American Congress isn’t ready to approve the capitulation deal of the West against the terror state.”
According to Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud), “the only thing that is certain about the deal with Iran is that it won’t be upheld and Iran will continue nuclear development threatening the peace of the entire world.”
“The headlines, the embraces, and the smiles in Vienna today promise as soon as tomorrow concern, worries, and a lack of security to all countries in the Middle East and to the states that signed on the deal,” said Akunis. “It is sad that instead of learning from the mistakes made in recent history, there are sources in the (world) community that repeat them.”