Sharren Haskel:
'Never Again means Iran as well'

'If international community continues turning blind eye to aggression, lying, pushing red line - unfortunately we'll be in same situation.'

Hezki Baruch ,

Sharren Haskel
Sharren Haskel
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MK Sharren Haskel (Likud) spoke with Arutz Sheva about President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

"We are extremely grateful for this brave statement that President Trump gave, not just to the State of Israel, not just to the Middle East, but to the entire world.

"This is a red line that President Trump is drawing, saying that they will not turn a blind eye anymore; they will not round up any corner with anything to do with an aggressive and cruel regime that is trying to create more violence and more wars and conflict around the region.

"I think it's a great, great announcement. I hope that the European countries will come and follow that statement as well and will [place] the sanctions back on Iran. Obviously we're skeptical about it; most of the European governments have already invested millions and billions of dollars in trade, in the economy, and so obviously with an economical interest it will be more difficult for them to be actually brave enough to pull out of an agreement like that, but hopefully the international community will not turn a blind eye to such a great threat on our region and on the entire world.

"There are some voices in Europe and even here in Israel that are criticizing it. There are two reasons for that; one of them is economic interest. We understand they don't want to lose billions of dollars of profit and of business that they're actually making.

"The other thing is that they don't really understand the Middle East mentality. To be honest, with dictatorship, with people who are aggressive and cruel - you cannot negotiate in those terms when you're sort of bending backwards while they're lying to you - you know, the international community has tried that before. When the international community signed an agreement with Germany, and Germany time after time lied about this agreement, sort of pulled the boundaries, pulled the red lines. And the international community turned a blind eye on starting military training and investing money in military equipment. We know how that ended. It ended in one of the biggest wars the world has ever seen; it ended up with one of the most cruel and devastating genocides that have ever happened in the world.

"When we said 'Never Again', yes, it meant to Germany. But Never Again means to Iran as well. If the international community will continue to turn a blind eye towards this aggression, towards the lying, towards pushing the red line further and further, unfortunately we'll be in the same situation," Haskel said.