Israeli leader calls Iran deal 'historic mistake'

3:46 AM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister has criticized the international community's nuclear deal with Iran as a "historic mistake."

Speaking to his Cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel is not bound by the deal and reserves the right to defend itself. That is a reference to possible military action against Iran.

Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, although Tehran denies that. Netanyahu said the deal would not adequately stop Iran, while also giving it relief from sanctions.

"Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the world," he said.

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