After slamming Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi for ordering mass assassinations of Iranians and “celebrating the murder of his own people by devouring cream cakes,” Bennett warns of the nuclear threat posed by the Islamic Republic, vowing that Israel won’t allow Tehran to acquire a nuclear weapon.
“Over the past few years, Iran has made a major leap forward… Iran’s nuclear weapon program is at a critical point,” he says. “All red lines have been crossed. Inspections — ignored. All wishful thinking — proven false.
“Iran is violating the IAEAs safeguard agreements — and it’s getting away with it. They harass inspectors and sabotage their investigations — and they’re getting away with it. They enrich Uranium to the level of 60 percent, which is one step short of weapons-grade material — and they’re getting away with it.
“Evidence which clearly proves Iran’s intentions for nuclear weapons in secret sites in Toorkooz-abad, Teheran and Marivan — is ignored.
“Iran’s nuclear program has hit a watershed moment, and so has our tolerance. Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning. There are those in the world who seem to view Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons as an inevitable reality, or they’ve just become tired of hearing about it.
“Israel doesn’t have that privilege. We will not tire. We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” Bennett warns, adding that “Iran is much weaker, much more vulnerable than it seems.”