This update from the Jerusalem Post reveals an interesting new development in the recently signed nuclear agreement between the 'world powers' and Iran. PM Netanyahu is putting a new twist on this situation as described below (see bolded statements):
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s criticism of the world powers’ interim agreement with Iran went from warning the accord would lead to an unraveling of the sanctions regime, to stating in Rome on Monday that this is already happening.
“There appears to be general relaxation of sanctions, and a rush to accommodate Iran, and to make it legitimate as if Iran has changed anything of its actual policies,” Netanyahu said after meeting Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
Netanyahu continued speaking out against the agreement even as he faced criticism of this tactic from home and as US Secretary of State John Kerry, a champion of the deal, was set to arrive on Wednesday for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
If the sanctions regime against Iran collapses, Netanyahu said, that would signal the end of chances to peacefully stop Iran’s nuclear program. And the program, he stressed, will be stopped.
Netanyahu flew home Monday evening after two days in Rome, which included a meeting with Pope Francis and an annual government- to-government meeting, along with five other Israeli ministers, with their Italian counterparts.
“When people wonder why we have been so loud against this agreement with Iran it is because for us it is not academic or theoretical, it is existential,” he said. “Here is a regime that has been loud, not about a dispute with Israel, but rather about its wish and commitment to the destruction of Israel.”
This may end up being quite interesting. Initially, it appeared that Israel was backed into a corner, as this "agreement" with Iran seemingly prevented Israel from launching an attack - at least from a political point of view. It would have been difficult to fight the tide of "international support" for this agreement with Iran and go on the offensive.
Now, however, Netanyahu may be turning the tables. Obviously Iran won't comply with any terms of the agreement and will continue to delay all inspections, and prevent inspectors from access to sensitive sites. Once that happens, as it already has, then PM Netanyahu can declare the agreement null and void, and then express that we have definitive proof that diplomacy simply will not work.
This is just one episode - but we can safely assume we'll hear more and more of this the theme in the coming days and weeks. If so, we may be seeing the rationale for Israel to take military action against Iran's nuclear facilities.