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‘Israel will defend itself,’ Netanyahu warns as Iran nuclear talks begin

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, shortly after the Islamic Republic and world powers began talks in Vienna on Tuesday to do just that.

‘The danger that Iran will return – and this time with an international imprimatur – to a path that will allow it to develop a nuclear arsenal is on our doorstep on this very day,’ Netanyahu said in a meeting of the Likud faction in the Knesset.

Referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran deal’s official name, Netanyahu said: ‘We cannot go back to the dangerous nuclear plan, because a nuclear Iran is an existential threat and a very big threat to the security of the whole world.’

Netanyahu noted it is the day before the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying: ‘We must act against the fanatical regime in Iran that is simply threatening to erase us from the earth… We will always know to defend ourselves by ourselves from those who seek to kill us.’…”

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