Netanyahu Justifies Hitting Nuclear Sites — RT World News


Israel’s prime minister has challenged the UN watchdog’s statement that attacks on nuclear power plants are “prohibited”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the possibility of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facility. “self defense” The statement made by the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be left on the table. “unworthy” statement when he declared that such strikes were prohibited.

“Are we forbidden to defend ourselves?” Netanyahu said this at a cabinet meeting on Sunday. “Of course we will and of course we will… Nothing will stop us from defending our country and preventing the neutralizers of the Jewish state.

Netanyahu’s comments came a day after a reporter asked IAEA Director Rafael Mariano Grossi about the US and Israel’s threats to attack Iran unless it agreed to limit its nuclear program.

“Any military attack on a nuclear facility is prohibited, it is not part of the normative structures that we all adhere to.” Grossi at a press briefing in Tehran after meeting with Iranian leaders. This principle applies to all nuclear facilities, including the largest nuclear facility in Europe in Zaporozhye.

Netanyahu said such a ban could not apply to Israel. “Rafael Grossi is a decent man who made an inappropriate remark”, he said. “Forbidden by what law?” Does Iran, which openly calls for our destruction, have the right to protect its weapons of mass destruction?

Grossi’s visit to Tehran appears to have paid off, as Iranian officials have apparently agreed to restore access to some monitoring tools at the country’s nuclear facilities for the UN watchdog. The IAEA also provided inspections at the Fordow nuclear test site, as well as additional inspection and monitoring activities.

“These are not words” Grossi told reporters after returning to Vienna on Saturday. “It’s very real.”

Tehran has denied any ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons. Iran signed a deal with the United States and other world powers in 2015 to curb fears about its nuclear capabilities, including curbs on its nuclear industry, including uranium enrichment. the development of warheads. Washington pulled out of the deal in 2018 when then-US President Donald Trump instead said he would use “maximum pressure” through sanctions on Iran to curb its nuclear program.


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