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Israel Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Historic’ Mistake

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced a nuclear agreement reached by Iran and major world powers as "a bad mistake of historic proportions."

"Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said on July 14. “Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted."

"Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror in the region and in the world," he added.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief "a historic surrender by the West to the axis of evil headed by Iran."

Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa