He likened giving Iran 24-day notice before inspecting a site to giving a drug ring three weeks before launching a drug bust.
“Can you imagine giving a drug dealer 24 days’ notice before you inspect the premises?” Netanyahu said on Wednesday in an NBC interview.
“That’s a lot of time to flush a lot of meth down the toilet.”
Sherman, however, quoted US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as saying, “it’s not so easy to clean up a nuclear site.”
The reason there has been such a debate over IAEA inspectors visiting the Parchin military facility, she said, is that many years later there is still concern that the IAEA will still find something there.
“Twenty four days may seem like a long time but, in nuclear matters, according to the scientist and technical experts, it is actually a very short time,” she said. “We believe that we have the most extensive, inspection, monitoring regime” ever put in place, she said.
Contrary to Netanyahu’s assertion that what was agreed upon in Vienna was a bad deal, Sherman called it “not only a good deal, but a very, very good deal” that not only fulfills the framework worked out in Lausanne earlier this year, but actually goes beyond it.