Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee that there had been “a turning point in the Israeli strategy vis-à-vis Iran” during his first year in office, asserting: “The days of immunity, in which Iran attacks Israel and spreads terrorism via its regional proxies but remains unscathed – are over. We are taking action, everywhere, at any time, and will continue to do so”. He further contended that “in recent years, Iran has crossed a series of red lines, especially in enriching uranium at a level of 60 per cent without a response… Israel cannot – and will not – accept such a situation”. “[Israel] will continue to reserve the freedom to take such action against the Iranian nuclear program as may be necessary, at any time, with or without an agreement. Nothing will tie our hands”, Bennett underscored. He also called on the IAEA Board of Governors to “send a clear warning signal to the regime in Iran and clarify to it that if it continues with its policy of defiance in the nuclear sphere, they will pay a painful price for it”.
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