4 May 2023

Prime Minister Netanyahu told a U.S. congressional delegation that “Iran is 50 North Koreas. It is not merely a neighbourhood bully like the dynasty that rules North Korea. This is an ideological force that views us, Israel, as the small Satan, and views you as the Great Satan. To have Iran being able to threaten every city in the U.S. with nuclear blackmail is a changing of history”. Relatedly, Defence Minister Gallant contended that “Iran will not be satisfied by a single nuclear bomb. So far, Iran has gained material enriched to 20 per cent and 60 per cent for five nuclear bombs… Iranian progress, and enrichment to 90 per cent, would be a grave mistake on Iran’s part, and could ignite the region”.

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