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Israeli official: Netanyahu must push Trump to end Iran deal

AP  |  Jerusalem 

A top deputy to Prime Minister says the Israeli leader must push President Donald Trump to cancel or freeze the international community's nuclear deal with

Yisrael Katz, Israel's minister for intelligence and strategic affairs, told a security conference today that changing the deal should be Netanyahu's "primary mission."

Katz said the world's failed attempts to negotiate a halt to North Korea's nuclear program provide a lesson. "is the new North Korea," he said. "We need to act now so we won't be sorry tomorrow about what we didn't do yesterday."

The deal offered relief from international sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. has repeatedly claimed the deal will not prevent Iran, its archenemy, from developing a nuclear weapons capability.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 23:07 IST