Homeland Defense Minister Gilad Erdan told Israel Radio that Jerusalem doesn’t recognize Iran’s right to enrich uranium.
In an interview with Israel Rado, Erdan (Likud) said that the Israeli government was well-versed in the details of the interim agreement that is being mulled by the P5+1 powers and Iran, a deal that Israel views as “very bad” for the security of the Western world.
“Iran is a serial violator of UN Security Council resolutions, and it cannot be trusted,” Erdan said. “It mustn’t be allowed to keep a nuclear weapons-making capability on its soil.”
Once an interim agreement is signed, it is liable to turn into a permanent agreement that would entail the removal of economic sanctions against Iran, Erdan told Israel Radio.
Israel must closely monitor the situation and make a decision as to how to act in order to prevent Iran from becoming an existential threat that would touch off a nuclear arms race in the region, according to Erdan. From Israel’s standpoint, all options remained on the table, the minister said.