Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed on Wednesday night for an official visit to Berlin.

Speaking to reporters before leaving, Netanyahu said, “I am now departing on a visit to Berlin, where I will meet with the German Chancellor. The main subject I will discuss is Iran, as well as other issues that are important to the State of Israel.”

“The security issues do not take a break, even for a moment,” he added.

Netanyahu decided to cut short his visit to Germany in light of the security situation in Israel and to return to Israel on Thursday night instead of Friday morning.

Netanyahu will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin during his visit. He is expected to call on the European Union to take a harder line against Iran's nuclear weapons program after it was revealed that Iran has enriched uranium to 84% purity, not far from the 90% which constitutes weapons-grade uranium.