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27 May, 2015 05:07

Nuclear Iran 1,000 times more dangerous than ISIS – Netanyahu

Nuclear Iran 1,000 times more dangerous than ISIS – Netanyahu

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has once again beaten the drums of potential danger stemming from the nuclear deal with Iran, claiming that a nuclear-armed Iran is a “thousand times” more dangerous and destructive than ISIS.

Meeting with the visiting US Senator Bill Cassidy (D-LA) Netanyahu again said that a deal being worked on at the moment between P5+1 will be a “very bad”option to take.

“I see no reason to rush to a deal, and certainly not a bad deal that paves Iran’s path to the bomb, but also fills Iran’s coffers with tens of billions of dollars to pursue its aggression throughout the Middle East and around Israel’s borders,”Netanyahu said.

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While describing Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) atrocities as “horrific,” Netanyahu stressed that any threat from the Islamic State can’t even compare to nuclear weapons at the hands of the Islamic Republic.

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“Once Iran, the preeminent terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous and more destructive than IS,” he said as technical delegations work out the details ahead of a June 30 deadline for a deal over Tehran's nuclear program.

The final deal would seal the April 2 framework agreement, but several issues still remain unresolved, such as the scale of sanctions relief and exact means of verification to ensure Iran has no nuclear weapon ambitions.