South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal: 

The speech started late and the live feed from Jerusalem was full of glitches, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message came through loud and clear.

“Oppose this bad deal,” Netanyahu exhorted the more than 16,000 people who signed up to hear a webcast Tuesday sponsored by prominent US Jewish organizations about the recently concluded nuclear agreement with Iran.

Despite provisions that he conceded would make it difficult for Iran to amass the material for a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “paves Iran’s path to the bomb,” the Israeli leader insisted, whether Iran abides by the agreement or violates it.

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