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Netanyahu: Nuke deal 'historic mistake'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced a deal between world powers and Iran to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, saying Israel would not be bound by the agreement.

“This agreement has made the world a much more dangerous place,” he said.

“Israel is not bound by this agreement,” Netanyahu added. “We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapons capability.”

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The agreement, struck early Sunday in Geneva, includes a six-month program to limit how much the nation could enrich its uranium, making it more difficult for Iran to weaponize it. It would also cap Iran’s nuclear stockpile, and halt work on components of another nuclear reactor that could provide Iran with plutonium.

Those new limitations, combined with heightened oversight from outside inspectors, are all aimed at making it significantly more difficult for Iran to turn its existing nuclear capabilities into a nuclear bomb.

“This first step could very well be the last step,” Netanyahu said, adding that Iran has no incentive to dismantle its nuclear capability under the initial agreement, given the billions of dollars of sanctions relief included in the deal.

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