Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bibi to BBC: Israel’s Right of Self Defense Not Subject To Traffic Light

In a special interview with the BBC, given during an official visit to London, where he attended former British Premier Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his unconditional view that Iran and its nuclear program posed a direct threat to world peace, which could only be stopped by a “direct military threat”, not sanctions or tough diplomacy.

“Other countries, once they see Iran getting nuclear weapons, will rush to get their own nuclear weapons and then the Middle East will become a tinderbox,” he said.

Although Iran hasn’t crossed the red line yet, “it takes 250 kilos of 20% enriched uranium to manufacture a nuclear bomb. They [Iran] have gone up from 110 to 170 kilos,” Netanyahu said.

If sanctions fail or in any event that diplomacy allows the Tehran regime to drag foot, the Prime Minister stressed israel’s right to exercise it’s right for self defense. “Israel’s right to defend its existence is not subject to a traffic light. We do not need anyone to give us the right to prevent a new holocaust,” Netanyahu told the BBC. Direct link to video

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