By JERUSALEM POSTA September 26, 2019 12:51:47Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said the Islamic Republic will “launch a global campaign” against Israel, adding that Israel is “a real threat to the entire world.”
Netanyahu was speaking at the Israeli Chamber of Commerce’s annual conference in Tel Aviv, where he also said the U.S.-Israel alliance was at a critical moment.
Speaking at the event, Netanyahu said the Middle East is facing a real threat from Iran, which will use its nuclear weapons program to achieve its “national security goals.”
Netanyahus “national defense will not stop,” he said, adding, “Iran is not a state that does not pose a threat to us.”
Netanayahu has vowed to take “all possible measures” to thwart Iran’s nuclear program. “
And we have to respond to this threat with all the tools we have at our disposal, and this is the only way we will stop this threat from reaching our country.”
Netanayahu has vowed to take “all possible measures” to thwart Iran’s nuclear program.
The Israeli leader said last month that Iran was on track to enrich uranium to 20 percent.
Iran’s supreme leader has consistently denied Tehran’s intent to make nuclear weapons.
“It is clear that Iran is on track,” Netanyahu said Friday.
“It is on the verge of achieving nuclear capability.
There is no question about it.”
Asked whether Israel has any realistic chance of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, Netanyahu answered: “It’s very unlikely.”
“Iran will have a missile capability,” Netanyahu added.
“There is a missile test site in the Gulf.
We will not allow it to come to fruition.
But we are taking all measures, as we always have.
We do not have the luxury of waiting.”
Asked if the U, U.N. and the European Union should take any steps to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons , Netanyahu replied: “We have no choice.
We have no alternative.
If the U., the U.-N.
Netanya said that Iran’s recent nuclear deal with six world powers in Geneva, Switzerland, will provide for the removal of sanctions on the country.”
I will not let anyone stop me.”
Netanya said that Iran’s recent nuclear deal with six world powers in Geneva, Switzerland, will provide for the removal of sanctions on the country.
In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Netanyahu also called for a halt to the nuclear program of Iraq, which is in the grip of an ongoing civil war.
Netanyahu said that he is ready to resume talks with Iraq if the country makes “significant progress” on its nuclear program, but that there is no point in such talks unless Iraq can prove its commitment to disarmament.
“We need to make sure Iraq can make the right decisions and can make those decisions without a nuclear weapon, because it is not in the interest of the entire region,” Netanyahu told reporters.
“If Iraq cannot make a decision to disarm, we will resume our talks.”
Netania said Israel will continue to “use all of the means we have” to prevent the Iranian nuclear program from reaching its “maximum,” including diplomatic efforts to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.
The prime minister said Iran is trying to develop a nuclear-capable ICBM capable of striking Israel.
He added that Israel has been working with the United States and the United Nations to ensure that Iran cannot build a nuclear weapons arsenal.
“Israel has always said that if Iran doesn’t change course and they decide to build a weapon, we’ll do everything possible to stop it,” he added.
Netanyahu, a right-wing politician, was reelected in November on a platform of reviving Israel’s long-time right-leaning party and its image as a bastion of “the Jewish state.”
Netnanyahu won in part because of a surge in support for his right-of-center Likud party, which has long criticized Netanyahu for his policies on settlements in the West Bank.
In November, he won his first two consecutive elections.