Infuriated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead talks with Zionist senior security officials on Friday, an aide told AFP, following the striking of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The outcome of marathon talks between Iran and global powers has angered the Israeli regime with warmongers in Tel Aviv calling it a historic mistake and a dangerous step.
“The prime minister will hold security consultations,” the aide said, without providing details. Local media reported that Netanyahu had called a meeting of his security cabinet, including ministers, as well as senior officials from Israeli security services.
A final deal “based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel,” Mark Regev, a spokesman for Netanyahu, quoted the Israeli premier as telling US President Barack Obama in a phone conversation.
During the phone call, Netanyahu rehashed his aggressive rhetoric against Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, claiming that the framework agreement reached in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Thursday “would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation and the risks of a horrific war.”
Obama, however, rejected the claims, telling him that the mutual understanding represented a “significant progress towards a lasting, comprehensive solution” on Iran’s nuclear program, according to statement by White House on Friday.
The Zionist entity has warned relentlessly against such a deal and Netanyahu said Thursday that an agreement would have to “significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear capabilities”. The premier travelled to Washington last month and addressed the US Congress, insisting that any potential for a nuclear-armed Tehran threatens the Zionist entity’s very existence.
Last month, after Netanyahu’s speech at the US Congress aimed at derailing the Iran-P5+1 talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Israeli premier and his supporters are trying to create “an atmosphere of hysteria” and “fear-mongering.”
“The only explanation that you can have here is that some people consider peace and stability as an existential threat,” Zarif said on March 6, adding, “Because a deal cannot be threatening to anybody unless you want conflict and tension and mistrust and crises.”