Israel’s foreign minister has made a blunt rebuke of the U .

S. for its Iran nuclear deal with world powers and vowed to continue its aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Israel is prepared to continue fighting the Islamic Republic as long as it continues to support extremist groups, including Hezbollah, that he said pose a threat to the region.

“The Iranian regime is a dangerous enemy that has taken on the guise of a democratic country that is threatened by the rise of radical Islam,” Lieberman said at a joint news conference with his American counterpart John Kerry.

“We believe that it is our duty to continue to fight and defend Israel’s right to exist, the right to defend its borders, and the right of its people to live in peace and security in the region,” Lieberman added.

He added that Israel’s security is being threatened by a radical ideology that is taking root in the Muslim world and the Middle Eastern countries that Israel has sought to normalize ties with, including Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Kerry said he is confident that Iran will abide by the agreement.

“Israel will never give up the fight to secure the region and Israel’s long-term security,” Kerry said.

“But the only way we can secure the future of the Middle Northeast and the rest of the region is to confront the reality of Iran’s destructive policies.”

Israel is a founding member of the United Nations Security Council, but has not signed a Security Council resolution authorizing military action against Iran.

Kushner has pushed for an international military strike against Iran’s enrichment program, which he claims could be used to produce nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu has argued that the deal has helped Israel by eliminating its nuclear stockpiles.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Monday that Israel should not accept the deal because it will harm its nuclear program.

Netanyahus opposition to the deal could be strengthened with a new presidential election, with Netanyahu’s Likud Party set to be the leading candidate in the elections on March 15.