Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iranian nuclear deal 'a matter of survival' for Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday doubled down on his opposition to the broad framework of an emerging nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran, saying Tehran could not be trusted.

Iran has "cheated and bamboozled inspectors" before, making the nation's claims it is finally serious about cooperating dubious, Netanyahu said on CBS' Face the Nation. But when asked if he trusted President Obama to ensure he secures a good deal, Netanyahu said his disagreement with the White House was not an issue of faith.

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