Tel Aviv: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared that no one can stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Within hours of announcement from Khamenei, the highest political authority in the Iranian regime, a reaction emerged from Israel. US President Biden is preparing for a nuclear deal with Iran. ‘It makes no difference to Israel whether or not Biden revives the nuclear deal. Israel will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon under any circumstances,’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sternly warned.
The Jewish festival of Purim will begin Thursday evening. While addressing the nation, Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a warning to Iran and the United States, moving forward to re-enter the nuclear deal. In a rebuke to the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, ‘We have already seen the nature of agreements with extremist regimes like Iran, in the past century and also in this century, with the North Korean government.’
‘With an agreement or without an agreement, we will do whatever is necessary, so Iran does not arm itself with nuclear weapons,’ warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At the same time, the Israeli Prime Minister reminded Iran of its history as he highlighted the Purim festival’s significance.
‘Two and a half thousand years ago, Persia’s tyrannical ruler tried to carry out a horrific massacre of the Jewish people. However, he failed to do so. Today, Iran is trying to repeat history, but just as he failed then – you too will fail. We did not make the generations-long journey for thousands of years back to the Land of Israel, to allow a regime of the ayatollahs to end the story of the resurrection of the Jewish people,’ Netanyahu asserted.
Earlier, the Israeli prime minister held a special meeting with Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, Israel’s ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan and senior officials. The meeting is claimed to have been held, considering the ongoing secret talks between the United States and Iran over the nuclear deal.
Iran, meanwhile, has become more aggressive since the United States signalled its readiness to sign a nuclear deal last week. Iran has insisted that it will not negotiate unless the United States accepted its demands and lifted all sanctions. Simultaneously, Iran has announced conditions under which it will allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to enter its nuclear facilities.