Netanyahu’s fellow Likud member, Science Minister Danny Danon, said the Iran pact “is like providing a pyromaniac with matches.”
The condemnations are not new. Netanyahu has led a tireless campaign against the prospects of a deal, including an address before the U.S. Congress in March to hammer home Israel’s worries over Iran — whose leaders often have called for the annihilation of the Jewish state.
The rifts with Washington over the Iran talks have led to rare open tensions between the allies.
Hours after the deal was reached in Vienna, Secretary of State John F. Kerry told NBC that he thought Netanyahu was wrong and that the prime minister had been “making comments that are way over the top.”
Kerry said “Israel is safer” as a result of the nuclear accord.
“This is under attack by people who really don’t know the terms of the agreement,” Kerry told the network.
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