Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited soldiers stationed in Israel's north on Wednesday, and used the opportunity to speak out against the nuclear deal being set between the international community and Iran over the Islamic Republic's contentious nuclear program.
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"Instead of demanding that Iran cease the terror it operates in the region and around the world, the leading elements in the international community are rushing toward a deal which will allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said. "The deal being reached with Iran is very dangerous, dangerous to Israel, dangerous to the region, and dangerous to the whole world – and we will vehemently oppose it."
Netanyahu last week accused Iran of standing behind Hezbollah's deadly attack on northern Israel, in which two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed while on patrol near the Lebanon border. The Israeli soldiers were killed Wednesday when Hezbollah fired five missiles at a convoy of Israeli military vehicles.
The attack appeared to be in retaliation for a January 18 air strike in southern Syria attributed to Israel that killed several Hezbollah members and an Iranian general.
Netanyahu will address the U.S. Congress next month on the issue of the nuclear talks with Iran. The invitation was extended by House Speaker John Boehner– and accepted by Netanyahu – without coordination with the White House.