Yesh Atid chairperson Yair Lapid launched a vitriolic attack against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday, amid predictions of an Iran nuclear deal being reached later the same day.
In an interview with Army Radio, Lapid said, “the deal is indeed terrible and awful. If there is a failure – there is someone responsible for the failure: you can’t go around all day and say that he will prevent a nuclear deal with Iran – and then when it happens say that he isn’t guilty and that it isn’t a matter of his responsibility.”
Netanyahu has repeatedly opposed the deal with Iran, but apparently Lapid would still blame him for being responsible for whatever agreement is reached between Iran and P5+1 world powers, comprised of the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China.
“They refused to listen because Netanyahu has made Israel’s relations with the world and the United States worse,” Lapid explained, apparently indicating that Netanyahu’s sharp opposition to the deal had somehow motivated world powers to reach a deal with Iran.
Israel is following the Iran nuclear negotiations with concern as America appears to be conceding on Iranian demands at each step of the way.
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