ERUSALEM — Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz issued a harsh rebuke against his US counterpart Ernest Moniz on Tuesday, saying if he was an American citizen he would be strongly opposed to the deal inked between Iran and six world powers last July.
“If I were American, I would oppose the agreement,” Steinitz said in a statement. “I would oppose the agreement because it ensures from the
outset Iran’s becoming a nuclear power capable of producing dozens of atomic bombs per month, 10 years from today.”
His comments come a day after Moniz told Israeli diplomatic reporters in Washington that he would support the accord if he were an Israeli and that a “fair amount” of Israelis would agree with that position.