SHAFAQNA – As world powers reconvene talks with Iran ahead of next month’s deadline for a deal over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that a nuclear-armed Iran would be “a thousand times more dangerous” than ISIS.
In a meeting with visiting US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in Jerusalem Tuesday, Netanyahu once more emphasized Israel’s position that the looming deal is a “very bad” one, and cautioned western states not to “rush” talks for the sake of reaching a deal at any costs.
“I see no reason to rush to a deal, and certainly not a bad deal that paves Iran’s path to the bomb, but also fills Iran’s coffers with tens of billions of dollars to pursue its aggression throughout the Middle East and around Israel’s borders,” Netanyahu claimed.
“I think it’s important to apply pressure to get a better deal, one that avoids these two pitfalls, and I believe that this is necessary and urgent and possible for both our countries.”
Netanyahu also warned western audiences not to allow the threat posed by Shia Iran to be eclipsed by the rise of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq.
“I will say this: ISIS is in the news. Its murderous actions are horrific,” noted Netanyahu.
However, he claimed, “as horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the preeminent terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous and more destructive than ISIS.”
“I think we have to resist both ISIS and Iran,” he insisted. “We shouldn’t give Iran a path to nuclear weapons and billions of dollars to pursue aggression because of ISIS. ISIS should be fought; Iran should be stopped.”
“We welcome the partnership, bipartisan, with the United States because we think that the relationship between Israel and the United States is a precious asset for both. Everyone in Israel thinks so as I do.”
It is while Iranian leaders and top officials always say Iran’s nuclear program is completely peaceful and has always been carrying out under supervision of the IAEA, and This program does not pose any threat to any country due to its peaceful nature. As the Great Leader of and other high-ranking officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have repeatedly announced, WMDs including nuclear weapons do not have any place in Iran’s defense doctrine. The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the main victims of use of WMDs and Iran is the first country that has proposed the plan for making the Middle-East free from nuclear weapons and has always been reiterating its position in this respect.