Israel’s envoy to the United Nations told Iran International that Tehran is continuing its violations of its international commitments and is getting closer than ever to a nuclear state.
Gilad Erdan said on the sidelines of a UN Security Council session that Iran is enriching uranium almost to military-grade, noting that “This is a clear threat to the security of our region and to the whole world. It needs to be addressed by this Security Council, and this Council is silent.”
Criticizing the UN Security Council’s for inaction against Tehran, he said during his address to the council, “when it comes to the situation in the Middle East everyone knows that the biggest threats to the region is the nuclearization of the radical Ayatollah regime in Iran as well as its terror funding and hegemonic ambitions.”
In an opinion piece published by the Time on Monday,former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said the efforts to block Iran from turning into a nuclear power are apparently headed for failure.
Echoing US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks eight months ago that if an agreement is not achieved within weeks, it might not be worth signing, he said that “That’s even more true today” as Iran “kept enriching uranium and has turned from a country that Russia was assigned to monitor into a country supplying Russia with armed drones.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Israel has the ability to stop Iran’s nuclear development or merely delay it, noting, “Iran is a global problem. It is not just Israel’s private problem.”