22 September 2023

Addressing the 78th UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iran’s leaders would “do every they can to thwart this historic peace” between Israel and Saudi Arabia, adding: “Iran continues to spend billions to arm its terror proxies. It continues to extend its terror tentacles… Iran’s drones and missile program threaten Israel and our Arab neighbours”. Netanyahu further contended that “Iran is violating the [nuclear] deal. But the sanctions have not been snapped back. To stop its nuclear ambitions, this policy must change. Sanctions must be snapped back and above all, Iran must face a credible military threat. As long as I am prime minister of Israel, I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons”. He further underscored that “we should support the brave women and men of Iran who despise this regime and yearn for freedom… It is the people of Iran, not their oppressors, who are our real partners for a better future”.

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