By Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom—
World powers must make sure Iran understands that there would be “serious implications” if it does not relinquish its nuclear ambitions, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said over the weekend.
The Israeli prime minister, who is en route to the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, is set to meet with nine world leaders on the sidelines of the summit, which follows the G20 summit in Rome.
The Israeli PM is expected to meet with his British counterpart, UK Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Indian PM Narendra Modi, Australian Premier Scott Morrison, Italian PM Mario Draghi, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Canadian Premier Trudeau, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Iran, Bennett told the British magazine, has been threatening Israel for decades. “We will work against them, using all our energy, all our innovation and technology, and economy to get to a point where we are a number of steps ahead,” he said.
He added that he believes that Israel’s strong growth, beyond increasing prosperity for Israelis, “has allowed us to massively invest in strengthening our military capabilities, both offensive and defensive capabilities” – something crucial given that “it’s no secret, Iran is now at their most advanced point of capability to enrich uranium.”
Israel, he stressed, “will do whatever is necessary to neutralize this threat. Continue Reading…