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Israel Says Iran Deal Falls Short

The “bad deal” reached between world powers and Iran falls short of removing the Islamic Republic’s potential for producing nuclear weapons, an official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said by text message today.

“The agreement makes it possible for Iran to continue enriching uranium, permits Iran to keep centrifuges that would allow it to create fissile material for nuclear weapons,” the official said, declining to be identified because he wasn’t authorized to speak on the record. Economic pressure from sanctions could have led to a “better deal,” he said.