Israeli Spokesman: Iran Deal is ‘Very Dangerous’ ‘It’s Like the Deal With North Korea’

‘Iran is much, much more dangerous than North Korea’

REGEV: “We see this deal as very dangerous. We say this deal is a move in the wrong direction. If this framework actually becomes the basis, the foundation for a final deal with Iran, we see this like the deal with North Korea. I mean, you'll recall in the 1990s North Korea signed a deal, they committed themselves to nonproliferation, they kept their nuclear program intact and when they were ready, they proliferated, they exploded a nuclear device and today they threaten East Asia. Iran is much, much more dangerous than North Korea.” 
BURNETT: “There is, though, this point that now the United States, at least so far in this deal, has the ability to inspect anywhere, right. Right? Historically key sites in Iran like Parchin were not open to inspectors. This deal changes that. They would be able to go anywhere they want. The number of centrifuges cut from up to 20,000 all the way down to 6,000 which weapons inspectors say is consistent with the peaceful program. When you see all these specifics in here, it sounds like there is progress.” 
REGEV: “Let's be clear. When you're dealing with an totalitarian regime, their ability to play games with inspectors is proven. We've seen that in Iran, we saw that in Iraq, we saw that in Libya. In other words, when you're dealing with this sort of regime, inspections alone cannot solve your problem. And let's look at what's in this deal. This deal, the framework that's on the table that's being talked about now, gives the Iran an extensive, expansive nuclear infrastructure remains in place. Thousands of centrifuges. It allows them to continue research and development, R&D on better centrifuges. It's very dangerous. And of course not in the deal is the Iranian missile program. The Iranians are building today intercontinental ballistic missiles. The deal doesn't talk about that at all. Now, they're not building those missiles to target Israel. They already have missiles that can hit my country. They're building those missiles to hit targets well beyond the horizon like the United States of America. That's not part of the deal. You know what else is not part of the deal? The Iranian behavior. The Iranians are exporting their version of the Islamic revolution to Syria, to Iraq, to Lebanon. As we know in Yemen. CNN has reported that widely. This is a regime that is dedicated to a very extreme fanatical Islamist radicalism. What about a change in the behavior of the regime. Stop exporting terrorism, stop your aggression in the region, stop calling for the destruction of the state of Israel, as they did just yesterday.” 
BURNETT: “And, Mark, and they have called for the destruction of the state of Israel, certainly the supreme leader in tweets in the past few months has done that as we've reported. It's a fair point. But is this deal better than getting no deal at all? Because with no deal at all, you didn't have access to all of the sites, you had more centrifuges, you didn't have any verification at all. I mean, there's several things in here that you now have that you didn't have. They're agreeing to limit that they're only going to enrich uranium to 3.67 percent. With no deal you wouldn't have any of that. You'd have a theoretical military option which unfortunately the whole world knows is not a real option. The United States has no intent of going to war with Iran.” 
REGEV: “The alternative to this bad deal is a good deal. A good deal is one that actually restricts and dismantles the Iranian nuclear military infrastructure, a deal that demands real changes in Iranian behavior. I want everyone to think for a moment about what I spoke about a moment ago, the example of North Korea. Everyone praised and celebrated that agreement, and that agreement came back to haunt us all. I think the same mistakes could be repeated again now. This regime is only building a nuclear infrastructure for a nuclear weapon. That's what they want. And unfortunately -- I mean look at the cameras coming out of Tehran. People there celebrating. Why are they celebrating? Because they think they get the sanctions lifted and they get to keep their nuclear program too. It's very, very dangerous.”

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