Addressing the U.S. Congress, President Herzog stressed that “perhaps the greatest challenge Israel and the U.S. face at this time, is the Iranian nuclear program. Let there be no doubt: Iran does not strive to attain nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Iran is building nuclear capabilities, that pose a threat to the stability of the Middle East and beyond”. He further maintained: “Allowing Iran to become a nuclear threshold state – whether by omission or by diplomatic commission – is unacceptable. The world cannot remain indifferent to the Iranian regime’s call to wipe Israel off the map... Backed by the free world, Israel and the U.S. must act forcefully together to prevent Iran’s fundamental threat to international security”.
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