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    Despite a “hypocrite” approval of Iran nuclear deal in the UN Security Council, Tehran will have to make further concessions if Washington maintains its economic sanctions against the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in local parliament.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to adopt UN Resolution 2231 in support of the deal reached last week by Iran and the P5+1 group, comprising China, France, Russia, the United States, Britain and Germany.

    “On a day when the ruler of Iran repeats again and again his intention to destroy the State of Israel, the UN’s Security Council gives a stamp of approval to a country systematically violating Security Council resolutions and calling for the destruction of Israel,” Netanyahu said as quoted by The Times of Israel on Monday.

    He added that the nuclear deal brings war in the region closer, despite the opposite claims of those supporting the agreement.

    “They also say the Security Council vote is the end of the story, but this is not true. So long as US Congress sanctions are in force, and remembering the US economy is 40 times larger than Iran’s, Iran will need to make concessions,” the prime minister stressed.

    The P5+1 international negotiators have been attempting to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran that would insure the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear program since November 2013, when an interim was signed.

    On July 14, a final deal was struck in the Austrian capital of Vienna after over two weeks of continuous talks and multiple extensions of self-imposed deadlines.

    According to the final text of the nuclear agreement, Iran will under no circumstances seek to develop or acquire a nuclear weapon and, in exchange, will receive sanctions relief.

    Israel's leadership has long opposed the agreement between the P5+1 and Iran, warning that the concessions offered to Tehran by the six world powers endangered stability in the Middle East.

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