Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of the regional implications of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, in which countries in the Middle East have asserted their legitimate right to enrich uranium. During his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu reiterated Jerusalem’s position in which the only way to prevent the nuclearization of the Middle East, is to either thoroughly correct the nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic, or to abrogate it all-together. “The nuclear agreement with Iran contains within it many dangers for the world, including the special danger of the nuclearization of the Middle East. Many countries in the Middle East are saying that they are also allowed to enrich uranium if Iran is allowed to do so; therefore, the way to prevent this danger, the nuclearization of the Middle East, is to either thoroughly correct the agreement or abrogate it,” Netanyahu said.
Prime Minister Netanyahu reminded his cabinet ministers of the reason behind his hawkish approach to the nuclear deal, that was reached in 2015 between world powers and Iran – pointing to the near-daily calls by Iranian officials “to wipe out the state of Israel.” “I remind you that Iran declares, on an almost daily basis – including recently, its intention to wipe out the State of Israel. It is hardly worth saying that we will not allow this, to put it mildly,” Netanyahu said.
The comments by the Israeli leader came in response to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has once again stressed his country’s intention to wipe out the Jewish state and restore Islamic rule over Jerusalem. During a meeting between Ayatollah Khamenei and Syrian Minister of religious affairs Muhammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyid, the Iranian supreme leader declared that the day in which the Syrian Minister would lead prayers in Jerusalem was imminent.