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Netanyahu Urges United States To 'Fix' Or 'Nix' Iran Nuclear Deal

ISRAEL -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, February 11, 2018

(Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a nuclear agreement with Iran "dubious" and warned that Iran wanted to "extinguish Israel's present and future" in comments at the United Nations on Thursday (March 8).

"The best way to prevent the nuclearization of the Middle East is to either fully fix the Iran deal, or fully nix it," Netanyahu said of the 2015 accord between Tehran and six world powers called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from the agreement unless Congress and European allies help "fix" it with a follow-up pact.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said on Monday (March 5), "If the JCPOA were to fail, it would be a great loss for nuclear verification and for multilateralism."

Netanyahu was at the U.N. to promote an exhibit, "3000 years of history: Jews in Jerusalem."

Netanyahu urges states to 'fix' or 'nix' Iran nuclear deal(Reuters)
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