Yair Lapid: US helped Iran fund its next war against Israel
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position on the danger of implementing the Iranian nuclear deal Monday at a briefing to the foreign press in the capital organized by the Jerusalem Press Club.
Although he called for “rebuilding relations with the US,” Lapid did not hold back criticism of President Barack Obama’s administration’s decision to support rescinding sanctions on Iran, which will allow huge sums of money to flow to the regime.
“Secretary of State [John] Kerry said himself last week that some of the sanctions relief will go to funding terrorism,” Lapid told reporters. “For us, this is not theoretical. This money will translate itself to rockets aimed at our children. The next conflict in the North or South of Israel is just a matter of time.”
Lapid said there were currently around 1,000 people digging terrorist tunnels in the Gaza Strip, some of them under the border and into Israel.