In an interview with “60 Minutes” Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he would seek ways to modify the Iran nuclear deal under the Trump administration.
“There are ways, various ways of undoing it,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said, and added that he has “about five things in my mind.” He said he would not give details but would wait to discuss the nuclear deal with President-elect Donald Trump, once he is in office. The Prime Minister stated that he would “talk to the president before I talk to 60 Minutes.”
The Prime Minister said this about Donald Trump’s support and commitment to Israel and the Jewish people: “I know Donald Trump. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people. There’s no question about that.”
President-elect Trump has been clear he does not support the nuclear deal and considers it the “worst deal ever negotiated.” The nuclear deal is to be one of the first priorities under a Trump administration, with overwhelming support in Congress against the deal since the signing of the agreement in 2015.
On December 2, 2016, the United States Senate voted unanimously in favor of extending the Iran Sanctions Act for an additional decade. Iran responded shortly after that the extension was a direct violation of the nuclear agreement formed with world powers.
Amir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian, is the founder and president of Behold Israel, a news site to correct the scarcity in trustworthy reportage on issues and events impacting Israel, and to resolve the uncertainty about who or what to believe.