Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the US to reconsider its nuclear deal with Iran.
“We believe that heavy sanctions should be imposed on Iran, and those who advocate for the lifting of sanctions if this nuclear deal is signed are investing hundreds of billions of dollars in not only Iran’s but also Russia’s coffers. Likely,” Netanyahu told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview.
“So people are saying, ‘Let’s take a tough stance on Russia. [it’s] Netanyahu just released his memoir, Bibi: My Story, and has actually been flexible when it comes to lifting sanctions against Iran.”I’m more consistent about it.” It would,” he added.
Israeli elections in two weeks will determine whether Netanyahu will return as prime minister after losing his seat to the opposition coalition in just two years. He said he would, but current polls show Netanyahu has a small majority. The Israelis said he will go to the polls on November 1st.
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Netanyahu says that if he returns as prime minister, he will “complete the circle of peace” he began with Arab countries when he and then-President Trump initiated the four peace agreements that make up the Abraham Accords. said it would be his first job. The next step is to bring in Saudi Arabia.
“The Abraham Accords would not have happened without the tacit recognition of Saudi Arabia,” Netanyahu explained. “I can also tell you that Saudi Arabia opened its airspace and airspace to flights from Israel to the Gulf states two years before the Abraham Accords were signed in 2018. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis criss-cross Saudi airspace. Endlessly traversing and landing in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Bahrain.”
“Obviously we were ready for progress,” he added.
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But he emphasized that the biggest problem facing Israel today is “Iran, Iran, Iran” and “all other challenges are incomparable.”
“If we are threatened by a regime that demands our destruction and is armed with weapons of mass destruction, that is what I promise. [handling],” He said.
Netanyahu argued that progress towards peace and further peace deals in the Middle East hinged on Israel’s willingness to confront Iran. Part of that opposition includes rejecting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, which he said could not “prevent” a nuclear Iran. Instead, he called it a policy aimed at “containing a nuclear Iran.”
“It is a tragic mistake for the world and for America,” Netanyahu stressed. “Ayatollah should not be allowed to have nuclear weapons, nor should they be pushed to the limit where it could take weeks to develop a nuclear weapon.”
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“If you have to confront them, you have to confront them because when they get their hands on nuclear weapons it is much more difficult to do as you can see from events unfolding elsewhere in the world. Because it will be,” he added.
Tehran has sent members of the Revolutionary Guard to train Russian forces in how to use the weapon, as Iran’s operations have begun to expand beyond the Middle East now that Russia has begun utilizing Iran’s Shahed-136 drones. ing.
“Netanyahu said, “They are actually trying to infiltrate Israeli airspace with these drones. [we] shut them down. They are happy to use them when possible, but we take measures against them. ”
“But it really tells you two things about this regime,” he continued. And second, look at what’s going on in Iran itself when people were thinking of giving Iran a nuclear deal that essentially paves the way for them to build nuclear weapons. to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear warheads … spending hundreds of billions of dollars on regimes that oppress their people.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu has taken the opportunity to appreciate the Iranian people, especially the “brave women”, who are protesting against the regime following the death of 22-year-old Masa Amini.
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“They say, ‘We want freedom, we want freedom to decide what we publish, what we think, what we say, how we live.’ What courage, what indomitable spirit