Netanyahu warns Iran against threatening Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel was not bound by the 2015 agreement between Iran and six world powers including the US to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, and warns that Jerusalem would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.

“We will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and this [2015 nuclear] agreement does not bind us,” Netanyahu says during a speech at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at an event marking the 40th anniversary of Menachem Begin's Likud party revolution in 1977, at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, May 4, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at an event marking the 40th anniversary of Menachem Begin’s Likud party revolution in 1977, at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, May 4, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Netanyahu warns that Israel will “retaliate” against “those who attack or or try to attack us.”

“Those who threaten our existence put themselves in existential threat,” he promises.

“When it comes to Israel’s security, there are no compromises and in the face of the threats posed by radical Islam, we are honing defensive and offensive abilities, thus ensuring our existence,” says the prime minister, adding that radical Islam threatened the world, not just Israel.

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