JCPOA Blocks Netanyahu's Diversionary Tactics

JCPOA Blocks Netanyahu's Diversionary Tactics
JCPOA Blocks Netanyahu's Diversionary Tactics

The Iran nuclear deal, reached with major powers on July 14, has taken away the ability of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep his regime's crimes against Palestinians out of the spotlight, said an official at Iran's mission to the United Nations.   

"With the Joint Comprehensive plan of Action [the official title of the accord] finalized, Netanyahu has lost the cover he has been using to conceal the Zionist regime's atrocities against the Palestinian people," Forouzandeh Vadiati said.

She was responding to a question about the Israeli premier's address to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, where he launched an all-out assault on the pact.

"Netanyahu and his allies wanted to keep open the fabricated Iran nuclear case and have everyone busy with it so they can continue their occupation of Palestine and brutally crush the (Palestinians') resistance," Vadiati was quoted by IRNA as saying.

Israelis see peace and stability in the region as a threat to their existence, the diplomat said.

**Crushing Defeat

"The Zionist regime and its allies have done everything in their power to dissuade other governments from approving the deal, but they suffered a crushing defeat. This well explains Netanyahu's angry mood [during his speech]," Vadiati added.

At the summit, Netanyahu reiterated Israeli criticism of the JCPOA, which grants Iran sanctions relief in return for temporary constraints on its nuclear program.

Netanyahu said, "We see a world celebrating this bad deal, rushing to embrace and do business with a [government] openly committed to [the campaign against Israel]."