JERUSALEM: Israel’s prime minister says Arab leaders agree with him that a nuclear deal with Iran won’t stop Tehran from getting an atomic weapon.
Benjamin Netanyahu told a prestigious Israeli conference Tuesday that he isn’t the only voice in the Middle East against the deal.
Netanyahu says that though he is often “portrayed as the nuclear party pooper,” he has talked to Israel’s neighbors, and that “nobody in this region believes this deal will block Iran’s path to the bomb.”
The Israeli prime minister spoke just days after one of Netanyahu’s closest confidants, Dore Gold, met publicly with a Saudi Arabian general to discuss Iran.
Tehran and world powers face a June 30 target date for a comprehensive nuclear deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.