Netanyahu: We will not allow Iran to destroy us

Netanyahu in Davos: Not only does Iran spread terror all over the world, it openly says it will use its weapons to destroy Israel.

Elad Benari,

Netanyahu at World Economic Forum
Netanyahu at World Economic Forum
Reuters

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Thursday evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Netanyahu criticized the nuclear deal with Iran and said, "I think that the current agreement is so flawed that it promises that Iran will have everything necessary to create nuclear weapons, including the enrichment of fissile material on a huge scale.”

“What they can do today, at best, is enrich uranium for one bomb. Under the current agreement, they will be able to enrich enough uranium for a hundred or two hundred bombs," the prime minister warned.

"They will be able to break through, to quickly create an arsenal of nuclear weapons without any international agreement preventing them from doing so. In fact, the agreement allows them to do so."

It is for this reason, Netanyahu stressed, that the deal with Iran is so bad. "Because it gives Iran, the most significant terrorist state in this era, the means to create nuclear weapons, atomic bombs. They will be able to pass them on to their agents, to the terrorists, they could use it themselves. That's where we do not want to go.”

"I do not care if the agreement is fixed, cancelled, or kept. What is important to me is to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear arsenal. Because not only does Iran spread terror all over the world, Iran openly says that it will use these weapons and any weapons it possesses in order to destroy Israel. We will not let that happen,” he reiterated.

Earlier on Thursday, Netanyahu met with U.S. President Donald Trump and told him on the issue of Iran, “We also support you completely and your stalwart position on the Iran nuclear deal. You've said it's a disastrous deal. You've said that if its fatal flaws are not fixed, that you should walk away from it. And I want you to know that if you decide to do that, then we will back you all the way.”

“We also appreciate the fact that you confront Iran's aggression with us and with other parties in the region as never before. I've never seen the realistic alliance between the United States, Israel and your other allies in the region as strong, as unified, as it is under your leadership,” added Netanyahu.

Trump recently decided to extend a waiver on nuclear sanctions that were imposed on Iran. However, he said it would be the last time he will do so and ordered European allies and Congress to work with him to fix “the disastrous flaws” in the 2015 deal or Washington would withdraw.

So far, European countries have failed to see eye to eye with Trump on the nuclear deal and have expressed their support for the deal even as Trump has criticized it.


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