9 June 2023

Prime Minister Netanyahu remarked that “I don’t think that diplomacy [with respect to Iran] by itself will work. I think diplomacy can only work if it's coupled with a credible military threat or the willingness to apply the military option if deterrence fails”. He further contended that “Iran is openly committed to destroying, repeating the Holocaust and destroying the six or seven million Jews of Israel and we're not going to sit by, idly by and let them do it. [If] these Ayatollahs think that they could threaten us with a nuclear holocaust they’re wrong. We will do whatever we need to do to defend ourselves”.

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