Iran is undoubtedly working on a nuclear program for military purposes,
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee on Wednesday.
"We know that they are attempting
to enrich uranium over 20 percent. There is no doubt that this is a
nuclear military plan, Liberman said. It is obvious to all that Iran is
trying to hide proof of its nuclear program, but we can see proof in
According to Liberman, Iran is prepared to pay a price for nuclear weapons, and sanctions will not stop their aspirations.
foreign minister also slammed former security officials who have said
that an attack on Iran will not be effective, saying that their
hyperactive chatter is damaging and moves international attention to
Israel, instead of Iran.
Liberman added that the Iranians "try to hurt our representatives around the world every single day."
He also pointed out that Iran is helping Syrian President Bashar Assad stay in power.
is stronger than what [IDF] intelligence has been saying," he stated.
"At the same time, I don't think there is a chance he will stay in
Liberman explained that the conflict in Syria is becoming religious and not just an internal issue.
foreign minister also discussed the Palestinians, saying that
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has no interest to return
to peace talks, and only cares about unity with Hamas.
"We have given a lot [to the Palestinians] and didn't get anything back.Look at he Gaza disengagement," he pointed out.
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