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    Joe Biden Backs Iran Nuclear Deal Urging Israel to Get Real

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    Joe Baden stood up for the Iran nuclear deal, a historic agreement reached in Vienna on 14 July, urging Israeli authorities to ‘look at the facts’.

    Vice President Joe Biden asked around a thousand top Israeli officials to "look really hard" at the proposed nuclear agreement, which took the world leaders' weeks of discussions.

    "This is a solid, solid, very strong agreement that makes Israel safer, makes us safer, makes the region safer", stated the US vice president.

    In a Monday conference, which was recorded by Jewish Insider, Biden outlined his commitment to Israel saying "Some of you probably know, I was the bad guy in these ongoing negotiations because I was skeptical. As that old expression goes, I was the skunk at the family picnic because I worried.'

    "Obviously, if you think it's not in America's interest, not in Israel's interest, I understand if you say you won't support it, but look at it really hard, look at the facts," added Biden.

    Prime Minister Netanyahu was one of the most vocal opponents, and the agreement has driven a wedge between Israel and the United States.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded against the deal and called its approval by Security Council "hypocritical", adding the Iran government intends to destroy the State of Israel. Netanyahu's main concern is a nuclear weapon, which in case of development, would be allegedly targeted against Israel. The Prime Minister has also claimed that Iran would use any means from sanctions relief to threaten and assault Israel.

    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.

    Biden went into details of the international community deal stressing all the countries have the right to develop peaceful nuclear power.

    "If they don't keep the deal, we'll know it, we can react and we'll have, over the next 10 years at least, a year's advance notice for them to be able to do something really bad with nuclear weapons", concluded Vice President.

    Now the deal is under scrutiny in a review period of two months. The US Congress is eligible to block lifting sanctions after the review, something that President Obama has affirmed to veto.

    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.

    Iran Nuclear Deal: Hope for Peaceful Future (163)


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