Gantz: Israel cannot allow Iran to go nuclear

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says Jerusalem must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, after Tehran announced it was beginning to enrich uranium up to 20%, a relatively short step away from the 90% needed for nuclear weapons.

“Iran is a challenge to the world, to the region and to Israel. The defense establishment and all its organizations must continue monitoring this matter, and Israel cannot allow Iran to go nuclear and… advance its other ambitions,” Gantz says in a video statement released shortly before the weekly cabinet meeting.

“The entire world must step up its pressure, and we must ensure that the defense establishment has the resources needed so that we can be prepared to deal with Iran as necessary on all fronts. We are working with many partners on all fronts and we must continue this trend,” he adds.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits the Israel-Lebanon border on November 17, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)

— Judah Ari Gross