BUENOS AIRES – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran needed to be altered or canceled.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Buenos Aires with his host, Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Netanyahu said that the Iranian nuclear issue should be a concern for the whole world.
“Our position is straightforward – this is a bad deal. Either fix it or scrap it. This is Israel’s position,” Netanyahu said on the first stop of a Latin American tour.
US President Donald Trump has also criticized the accord and said during the campaign that he wanted to scrap it.
The International Atomic Energy Agency certified last month that Iran was in compliance with the terms of the agreement, which took effect in January 2016 and restricts Tehran’s nuclear activities for up to 25 years.
Successive US intelligence community estimates over the past decade have concluded that Tehran is not seeking to develop nuclear weapons, while the Pentagon has described Iran’s military posture as defensive.