Israel slams nuclear deal
The Israeli government is convinced Tehran will not stick to their side of the bargain.
TEL AVIV - The Israeli government says the deal signed off in Geneva is "bad" and gives Tehran exactly what it wanted, a release from sanctions while allowing it to maintain the crucial parts of its nuclear programme.
The permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, China and Iran agreed on an interim deal in Geneva on Saturday.
It will stand for six months while a permanent solution can be reached.
The Israelis believe the deal will give Tehran the green light to go ahead with its nuclear programme.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman says the agreement acknowledges Iran's right to enrich uranium and warns the world is now closer than ever to a nuclear arms race.
Jerusalem is emphatic there is no reason to celebrate.
Government officials say the deal is based on Iranian deception and self-delusion.
The Israelis do not believe the Iranians will stick to their side of the bargain.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in the past threatened military action against Tehran if such a deal is signed off on.