◼ Netanyahu: 'THIS IS A VERY, VERY BAD DEAL'
A very unusual statement from the Israel prime minister on the eve of a possible nuclear detail between the U.S. and Iran:
"I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva," said Netanyhau. "I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. That the deal that is being discussed in Geneva right now is a bad deal. It’s a very bad deal. Iran is not required to take apart even one centrifuge. But the international community is relieving sanctions on Iran for the first time after many years. Iran gets everything that it wanted at this stage and it pays nothing. And this is when Iran is under severe pressure. I urge Secretary Kerry not to rush to sign, to wait, to reconsider, to get a good deal. But this is a bad deal--a very, very bad deal. It’s the deal of a century for Iran; it’s a very dangerous and bad deal for peace and the international community."
◼ Furious Israel confronts USA... - Reuters
Obama secretly lifted Iran sanctions months ago...◼ Daily Beast Exclusive: Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Iran Détente - Eli Lake, Josh Rogin/Daily Beast
A review of Treasury Department notices reveals that the U.S. government has all but stopped the financial blacklisting of entities and people that help Iran evade international sanctions since the election of its president, Hassan Rouhani, in June.
...“Sounds like Obama decided to enter the Persian nuclear bazaar to haggle with the masters of negotiation.”
◼ Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, warns that US and West are handing Iran the 'deal of the century'.
"I understand that the Iranians are walking around very satisfied in Geneva, as well they should be, because they got everything, and paid nothing, they wanted. They wanted relief from sanctions after years of a gruelling sanctions regime," Mr Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
He called the proposed short-term agreement "a very bad deal" and said Israel "utterly rejects it".
◼ While Geneva talks make progress towards agreement, Iranian state television broadcast simulated missile attack on Israel (Video at the link, unable to turn off autoplay, so it is not embedded here - YNet
The hour-long documentary program included segments about the capabilities of Iranian missiles and the possibility of their use in response to foreign threats. The program included a video simulation of a potential response by Iran to an Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities. ◼ “WE ABANDON ISRAEL” – Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says nuke deal with Iran ‘IDIOTIC’ - The Right Scoop
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says Obama’s foreign policy is always the same, he promises a Ferrari and delivers a bicycle with 2 flat tires.
◼ "How can we let a president who has lied dozens of times about our healthcare negotiate something as cataclysmic as nuclear weaponry with Iran? How can we possibly trust him?" - Roger L Simon/PJMedia