PM: World needs red lines on Iran nuke program

As Iranian TV reports that Tehran set to unveil new generation of centrifuges, Netanyahu tells Knesset that world must denounce Iranian terrorist activity or it will spread.

February 15, 2012 12:25
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Natanz nuclear site

Iran president mahmoud Ahmadinejad Natanz 521 R. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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The world must set red lines on the Iranian nuclear program, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday, urging the world to unequivocally condemn Iran for its attacks on Israeli diplomats abroad.

"The world must denounce Iran's terrorist activity and mark red lines on the Iranian nuclear program," Netanyahu told a Knesset meeting in honor of visiting Croatian president Ivo Josipović.

"Iran is the largest exporter of terrorism in the world," he continued, adding that "Iran's terrorist activities are currently evident to everyone."

"Iran is undermining the stability of the world. It is attacking innocent diplomats around the world. The countries of the world must condemn these acts and draw a red line against Iranian aggression. This aggression, if not stopped, will eventually spread."

Netanyahu's comments came as Iranian state television announced it will unveil a new generation of its domestically made uranium enrichment centrifuges and load locally made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran Research Reactor on Wednesday for the first time, according to Iranian state media.

"The fourth generation of domestically made centrifuges have higher speed and production capacity ... it will be unveiled on Wednesday," state TV said.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak echoed Netanyahu's words in an hour-long meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo on Wednesday.

"Iran ordered the execution over the past few days of a series of terrorist attacks that again demonstrate Iran's dangerousness and responsibility in undermining world stability," Barak said, adding that he had been in Bangkok for several hours before the attacks there on Tuesday.

The rhetoric follows a successful terrorist attack on the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, and botched operations intended to hit Israeli targets in Georgia and Thailand. Israel believes Iran is behind the plots.

Thai investigators believe they have found a link between this week's bomb blasts in Bangkok and New Delhi, a senior security official said on Wednesday.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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