Prime Minister Naftali Bennett contended that “Iran is blatantly violating the IAEA commitments”, adding: “We’re not going to wait. I expect the global powers to hold them accountable… that would be the peaceful route. There are other routes”. Too, Israel’s defence minister asserted that “Iran is first a global challenge, then a regional one and only lastly it is a threat to Israel… The future is now, and a future with a nuclear Iran is a dark one”. Relatedly, President Isaac Herzog maintained that “we see the world’s failure to act in concert to settle on a strategy to sever Iran’s tentacles in the Middle East, to restrain its ballistic missile program and to shut down its nuclear program… Iran is exploiting this inaction, this lack of coordination, [which is] a clear threat to international peace and security”.
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