On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett claimed Iran’s nuclear program had crossed “all red lines,”. Also pledged that Israel would not allow Tehran to get a nuclear weapon.
Bennett claimed Iran intended to control the Middle East under a “nuclear umbrella”. Which is in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly. In addition he called for a more coordinated international effort to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
But he also hinted at the possibility of Israel acting unilaterally against Iran. As it has previously warned.
Bennet Remarks on “Iran’s nuclear program”
“It is like our tolerance, has reached a tipping point,” Bennett remarked. “Words have no effect on centrifuges spinning.”
Bennett, a far-right lawmaker who deposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a 12-year tenure. However wants US President Joe Biden to toughen his position against Iran, Israel’s regional arch-foe. He opposes the current US administration’s efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Which Biden’s predecessor in the White House, Donald Trump, terminated in 2018.
Indirect US-Iran negotiations in Vienna have come to a halt as Washington awaits Ebrahim Raisi. Who is Iran’s new hardline president, to make his next move.
Bennett used a more conciliatory tone in front of the UN than Netanyahu. Who frequently used props and visual aids to emphasize his allegations against Iran. However a technique that detractors criticized as political gimmicks.
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Bennett, on the other hand, has been just as emphatic as Netanyahu in promising to do everything it takes. Which is to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Also which Israel regards as an existential danger. Iran has always denied that it is pursuing a nuclear weapon.
“The Iranian nuclear weapons program has reached a critical juncture. All red lines have been cross, and inspections have gone unnoticed,” stated Bennett. “They seem to be able to get away with it.”
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