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Gantz: A nuclear-armed Iran will set off a regional arms race

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at a memorial event for Channel 12 news's late military correspondent Roni Daniel, in the Tel Aviv suburb of Givatayim, August 29, 2021. (Ariel Hermoni/ Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at a memorial event for Channel 12 news's late military correspondent Roni Daniel, in the Tel Aviv suburb of Givatayim, August 29, 2021. (Ariel Hermoni/ Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns against the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, predicting it would set off an arms race in the Middle East.

“It’s very important that the entire world enlists for the mission before it is too late, because the risk of a nuclear Iran is not only that it will threaten Israel and increase its aggressiveness in the region, but also lead to a regional armaments race that will endanger many states,” he says, at a memorial event for Channel 12 news’s late military correspondent, Roni Daniel.

Iran’s obtainment of an atomic bomb “is likely in the future to also put advanced weapons in the unstable, irresponsible hands and in the hands of regimes that are controlled by terrorists,” Gantz warns.

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