The US White House has defended the Israeli prime minister’s recent anti-Iran accusations, saying that the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran was reached under a “false pretense.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the claim at a press briefing on Tuesday, saying that Iran’s nuclear capabilities were more advanced than Tehran indicated when it inked the landmark nuclear deal at the time with the international community.
“The problem is that the deal was made on a completely false pretense. Iran lied on the front end, they were dishonest actors and so the deal that was made was made on things that were not accurate,” Sanders said. “We have a big problem with that. Particularly the fact that Iran’s nuclear capabilities were far more advanced and far further along than they ever indicated.”
Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a televised address on Monday, accusing Iran of violating the multilateral nuclear agreement,…