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Israelis express mixed opinions about Iran deal

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 01:09

Nov. 24 - As Iran and six global powers celebrate a newfound nuclear deal, Israelis express mixed opinions. Nathan Frandino reports.

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All across Israel, it's the story everyone is reading about. An historic nuclear agreement between global powers and Iran. But while others rejoice, some Israelis are not optimistic. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ZAIED TSVEE, RESIDENT FROM TEL AVIV, SAYING: "If the agreement under those conditions they will sign, then it will be a very bad agreement and I am against it." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already denounced the deal, calling it an historic mistake. And the president, Shimon Peres, emphasized that it is an interim deal. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES SAYING: "The success or failure of the deal will be judged by results, not by words." Some Israelis are a bit more hopeful. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HAKIMI AHARON, RESIDENT FROM TEL AVIV, SAYING: "I am happy with the agreement because if there are two possibilities: a war with the Iranians or an agreement that will be good for the Americans and for the Israelis, I prefer the agreement and the peace." Israel has long accused Iran of using its nuclear program for weapons, but Iran says it is for energy.

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Israelis express mixed opinions about Iran deal

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 01:09