'Don't give Iran second chance,' Danon tells world after Iranian threats

Iran announced on Wednesday that it was reducing curbs to its nuclear program.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 8, 2019 23:49
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'Don't give Iran second chance,' Danon tells world after Iranian threats

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, February 20, 2018. (photo credit: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS)

“The world should not give Iran a second chance,” Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said in response to Iranian threats to renew its nuclear program.

“This is a government that finances terror with one hand and extorts the international community with the other. The regime in Tehran is working against a safe and stable world and is, once again, exposing the mistake that was the nuclear agreement, signed in 2015," Danon added.

Iran announced on Wednesday that it was reducing curbs to its nuclear program, just short of violating the terms of the 2015 accord with world powers.

In response, a few hours later, the Trump administration announced fresh sanctions against Iran.

"Tehran can expect further actions unless it fundamentally alters its conduct," US President Donald Trump said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also assured that Israel will not let Iran attain nuclear weapons.

“This morning, on my way here, I heard that Iran intends to continue its nuclear program. We will not let Iran get nuclear weapons,” he said. “We will continue to fight our enemies, and will strike our roots even deeper in our homeland. That is what our heroes did at the dawn of the nations' rebirth, and we march in their path.”

Referring to the flare up in the south over the weekend that led to the killing of four Israelis as some 700 rockets pounded the south from the Gaza Strip, Netanyahu said, “The events of the last few days show clearly what our struggle is about – about the efforts of those who seek our harm, who want to destroy our country and uproot us from our land.”

Israel's enemies have tried to do this time after time, Netanyahu said, “but they failed.”




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