Israel to the UN General Assembly: “Iran nuclear program has crossed all red lines”
Israel_ Israel is a beacon of light and freedom, and supporting it is a moral choice. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly over 100 days after taking office. “Attacking Israel does not make you morally superior.
Fighting the only democracy in the Middle East does not make one become woke,” Tel Aviv Prime Minister warned, adding that adopting Israeli clichés without worrying about learning the basic facts is pure laziness. Bennet described his country as a beacon in a stormy sea: “a beacon of democracy, varied in shape, innovative by nature, and eager to make its contribution to the world despite being in the most violent neighborhood on earth.”
For Israel, Iranian nuclear weapons programs are at a critical point. “All red lines have been crossed. Inspections, ignored. All pious illusions have proved false”. Bennet said explaining that Teheran enriches uranium to 60%, one step away from military use. That demonstrates Iran’s intentions at secret sites in Toorkooz-Abad, Tehran, and Marivan. But the Iranian regime, Bennett said, is weaker than it looks. “If we think about it, if we are serious about stopping it, if we use all our resourcefulness we can prevail,” he continues, stressing that Israel awaits a joint response from the international community.
“The Iranian nuclear program has reached a turning point, and the same goes for our tolerance. Words do not stop the centrifuges from spinning. Some world leaders now consider Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons inevitable, but Israel cannot afford this privilege. We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.” Israeli Prime Minister went on. At the regional level, Bennett accused Iran of sponsoring terrorist groups active on Israeli borders like Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
“The Iran great goal is very clear for anyone who wants to open their eyes”. He said accusing Iran of aiming to dominate the region under the cover of a nuclear umbrella. Bennett recalled the places across the Middle East where Iran has wreaked havoc and destruction over the past three decades, one country after another: Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Gaza. He described the Islamic Republic policy as the touch of King Midas in Greek mythology: “the Iranian regime has the touch of the mullahs; every place Iran touch is in ruins.”
Talking about the attack on the Mercer Street ship by Iranian suicide drones that killed a British and a Romanian citizen, Bennett revealed that, this year, Iran operationalized a new lethal terrorist unit. Swarms of killer armed drones can attack any place, at any time, and are a threat to the whole world, as are its proxy armies throughout the Middle East. According to Tel Aviv, Iran intends to arm its wingmen in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon with hundreds or thousands of these deadly drones.
The Israeli Prime Minister also recalled the current Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi career. He was a member in 1988 of a death commission that ordered the killing of five thousand political activists “hanged from cranes.” According to a witness cited by Bennett, Raisi celebrated the murder of his people by pocketing their money and eating cream cakes. “And now he’s the new president of Iran: that’s who we’re dealing with.”