Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bragged that he convinced President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, according to reports.
“We convinced the US president [to exit the deal] and I had to stand up against the whole world and come out against this agreement. And we didn’t give up,” Netanyahu boasted in a clip aired on Israeli TV Tuesday and translated by The Times of Israel.
The Obama-brokered deal eased economic sanctions in exchange for Iran limiting nuclear research and opening its doors to international inspectors.
Trump, who as a candidate called the arrangement the “worst deal ever,” announced the U.S. was pulling out on May 8.
Netanyahu previously claimed the agreement wouldn’t prevent arch-rival Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Days before Trump announced the withdrawal, Netanyahu dropped a bombshell that Israeli special agents had stolen thousands of documents from an Iranian warehouse, proving “Iran brazenly lied” about ceasing banned nuclear research.
Public broadcaster Kan filmed the clip two weeks ago while Netanyahu was speaking to activists and senior members of his Likud party, it was reported.
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