​Netanyahu on Iran deal: "Don't empower your enemies"

As President Barack Obama works to promote a deal to restrict Iran's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to oppose it.

In an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley Netanyahu said that Iran is a "terror machine."

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
CBS News

Netanyahu does not trust the Islamic Republic to abide by the measures laid out in the agreement, claiming Iran might cheat in a number of ways. He says the provision that allows Iran to deny United Nations inspectors access to suspected nuclear sites for 24 days is too long.

"Can you imagine if you're a drug dealer and somebody tells you, 'I want to inspect your premises?' That's a lot of time, 24 days, to flush a lot of meth down the toilet," said Netanyahu.

Still, even if Iran doesn't cheat, Netanyahu worries about the deal's long-term impact.

"Even if it doesn't cheat, within 10 years, they're free to build as many centrifuges as they want," said Netanyahu. "And be in a position with almost zero breakout time to rush to produce many, many bombs."

To hear Netanyahu answer why delaying a bomb isn't a good deal for Israel, watch the video at the top of the page.