Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the annual Herzliya conference in Herzliya near Tel Aviv, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that Arab leaders agree with him that an emerging nuclear deal with Iran won't stop Tehran from getting atomic weapons.Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks come as Tehran and the six world powers negotiating with Iran face a June 30 target date for a comprehensive deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions' relief.Netanyahu told the strategic Herzliya conference, an annual gathering that draws speakers from around the world, that he is not the only voice in the Middle East against the deal.Netanyahu also said he hoped Arab states could press the Palestinians to return to talks to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Later Tuesday, top U.S. military officer Gen. Martin Dempsey reassured Israel that it will maintain a military edge over potential adversaries, including Gulf Arab states, regardless of whether Washington completes a nuclear deal with Iran.
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