- August 5, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: Uncategorized, World News
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a campaign to mobilise Jewish Americans against the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers championed by President Barack Obama, which is facing review by the US Congress.
In a webcast organised by Jewish groups in North America, Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s arguments that the July 14 deal was not enough to curb Iranian nuclear projects with bomb-making potential, arguing that a windfall in sanctions relief could help Tehran finance destabilising regional conflicts.
With surveys showing American Jewish opinion mixed on a dispute that has strained the US-Israeli alliance, Netanyahu cast his opposition to the Iran deal as non-partisan.
He also pushed back against the Obama administration’s counter-argument that the deal was the only way to avoid eventual war with Iran.