Despite controversy over Congress speech, Netanyahu defiant on Iran danger

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February 5, 2015 12:47

With the controversy over his planned speech to Congress still swirling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that it was his obligation to warn of the dangers of a nuclear Iran and do everything possible to prevent it.

Netanyahu, in what is turning into a daily statement on the dangers of the accord being negotiated by the world powers with Iran, noted that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that talks were proceeding within the framework set by Tehran.

This framework, the prime minister said, “will lead Iran to become a threshold nuclear state with international legitimacy, with all the requested economic relief.”

What this means, Netanyahu said, is that Iran will be freed from all pressure and “will reach a situation where it can arm itself with many nuclear bombs.”

This, Netanyahu said, “is very dangerous for Israel, dangerous for the region, dangerous for the entire world, and it is my obligation, as the prime minister of Israel, to warn about this danger and do everything I can to prevent it in time.”


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