While you were sleeping, a deal was reached in Vienna between Iran, the U.S. and other world powers on Iran’s nuclear program:
We’re still learning more about just what was negotiated, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is already slamming the agreement:
And it’s not just Netanyahu who opposes the deal in Israel. From Vox:
Isaac Herzog, head of the center-left Zionist Union and Netanyahu’s chief rival for power, called the deal “terrible” for “Israel’s security interests” on Monday. “Netanyahu will pay for all the mistakes he made in managing this crisis. The strategy he chose has failed,” Herzog added.
There’s a broad sense in the Israeli political mainstream that any plausible deal with Iran would be a disaster for Israel. Not every Israeli expert agrees, of course, but the fact that Netanyahu’s leading critic to his left is calling the deal bad is telling.
These rivals have called on Netanyahu to resign:
President Obama will speak on the deal at 7 a.m. and the White House posted a fact-sheet online:
One immediate benefit of today’s deal could be lower oil prices:
Congress now begins its 60-day review of the deal: