Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran would be another 50 “nuclear-armed” North Korea, as he threatened that Tel Aviv is ready to act alone against the Islamic Republic.
“Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone”, Netanyahu told a UN summit on Tuesday.
He lashed out at President Sheikh Hasan Rouhani, saying: “He fooled the world once. Now he thinks he can fool it again. You see, Rouhani thinks he can have his yellow cake and eat it too”.
“I wish I could believe Rouhani. But I don’t”, Netanyahu said.
“Iran wants to be in a position to rush forward to build nuclear bombs before the international community can detect it and much less prevent it”, he alleged.
The Israeli PM warned that a “nuclear-armed” would be a bigger threat than North Korea.
“As dangerous as a nuclear-armed North Korea is, it pales in comparison to the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran”, he said.
“A nuclear-armed Iran in the Middle East wouldn’t be another North Korea — it would be another 50 North Koreas”.
Last year Netanyahu used a cartoon drawing of a bomb to illustrate his warning at the UN that Iran was close to the nuclear bomb threshold.
Meanwhile, Netanyahu sought to undermine Rouhani’s credibility, highlighting how the president was head of Iran’s national security council from 1989 until 2003, claiming that the Islamic Republic was to be blamed for several attacks in that time.
He alleged that Iran’s “henchmen” killed Iranian opposition leaders in a Berlin restaurant in 1992, 85 people at a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994 and 19 US soldiers at Dhahran in Saudi Arabia in 1996.
“Are we to believe that the national security advisor of Iran at the time knew nothing about these attacks? Of course, he did”, the prime minister declared.
He said there was an “extraordinary contradiction” between Rouhani’s comments and Iran’s actions.
Source: Al Manar