Israeli PM says Iran nuclear deal “dead”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he is not seeking to persuade European powers to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran because it is already “dead”.

Speaking to BBC Netanyahu argued that the deal would collapse “because of the force of the economic sanctions of the United States” that would be reinstated in the coming months.

Referring to his stops in Britain, France, and Germany, Netanyahu said that, contrary to media reports, he was not trying “to persuade the E3 to leave the deal.

“That wasn’t my discussion, I said the deal was dead. It’s done. Because of the force of economic sanctions,” Netanyahu said.

Last month, US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement, and vowed new sanctions on the Iranian regime. Iran and the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reached agreement on the nuclear deal on July 14, 2015.

Source: Kuwait News Agency