Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Saturday night that preventing Iran being able to make a nuclear bomb was the challenge of this generation. In his view, the framework agreement taking shape at Lausanne falls short of this challenge and will not make the world a safer place. These comments came in a recorded speech he relayed to the Washington Institute, in response to the points laid out by Vice President Joe Biden in favor of the deal (and outlined in detail in DEBKAfile’s special analysis.)
Secretary of State John Kerry said, “There’s a lot of hysteria about this deal. “There’s a lot of hysteria about this deal. People really need to look at the facts.” The final agreement due to be agreed by June 30 provides indefinite access to Iranian nuclear facilities. “We will have inspectors in there every single day. That’s not a 10-year deal. That’s for ever,” he said.