Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded strongly to the announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran Tuesday, declaring that the agreement gave the terrorist-sponsoring regime a "sure path to nuclear weapons."
Just days after a national celebration that saw tens of thousands of Iranians chanting "Down with America!" and "Death to Israel!" the Obama administration helped push through an historic nuclear deal with Iran, a deal which some analysts estimate will infuse $140 billion into the terrorist-sponsoring regime but fails to provide the means to effectively monitor the regime's nuclear activity.
Netanyahu, an increasingly adamant opponent of the deal as the negotiating process saw more and more American concessions to Iran, warned Tuesday that the deal would certainly lead to the development of nuclear weapons and empower the regime to "pursue its aggression and terror."
"Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons," said Netanyahu. "Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted."
"Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror," he said.
"Wide-ranging concessions were made in all of the areas which should have prevented Iran from getting the ability to arm itself with a nuclear weapon," explained Netanyahu. "The desire to sign an agreement was stronger than everything else."
Other key Israeli leaders echoed Netanyahu's dire assessment of the deal.
"Today a terrorist nuclear superpower is born, and it will go down as one of the darkest days in world history," said Education Minister Naftalie Bennett, while Science Minister Danny Danon said the deal "is like providing a pyromaniac with matches."
The Washington Post notes that Israeli social media is filled with images of Neville Chamberlain, the infamous British prime minister who declared he had won "peace in our time" with his appeasement policies which only further emboldened and empowered Adolf Hitler.
Update: Video of Netanyahu's response to the "stunning historic mistake" posted above.