Atomic deal would reward Iran for Yemen `aggression`: Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Western powers on Monday that any nuclear deal they strike with Iran would be seen as a reward for Tehran`s alleged "aggression" in Yemen.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 30, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Western powers on Monday that any nuclear deal they strike with Iran would be seen as a reward for Tehran`s alleged "aggression" in Yemen.

"The agreement being formulated in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price for aggression and on the contrary -- that Iran`s aggression is to be rewarded," he said, referring to Iranian support for Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen.

"The moderate and responsible countries in the region, especially Israel and also many other countries, will be the first to be hurt by this agreement," said Netanyahu, who has waged a campaign against a nuclear deal with Tehran.

"One cannot understand that when forces supported by Iran continue to conquer more ground in Yemen, in Lausanne they are closing their eyes to this aggression," he said in a statement issued by the prime minister`s office.

"But we are not closing our eyes and we will continue to act against every threat in every generation, certainly in this generation."