Netanyahu to U.S. Congress: Hold Out for Better Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on U.S. lawmakers to hold out for a better Iran deal, arguing that it does not permanently prevent the country from developing nuclear arms, NBC News reported.

"I think the right thing to do is merely not to go ahead with this deal. There are many things to be done to stop Iran's aggression and this deal is not one of them," Netanyahu said on CBS' "Face the Nation" as he continued a string of U.S. media interviews denouncing the deal reached on Tuesday between Iran and six major powers.

The Israeli prime minister believes the agreement doesn’t prevent but only temporarily blocks Iran from becoming a nuclear armed nation, and that relaxing the strict sanctions regime will provide billions of dollars to do so.

The deal must be reviewed by Congress, where lawmakers will have up to 82 days to decide whether to reject it.

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