Netanyahu at UN: Israel will prevent Iranian nuclear weapons, even if alone

 

Israel’s PM Netanyahu outlines necessary steps in avoiding a nuclear armed Iran; speech comes as warning to well-received address by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 

A steadfast Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made clear in a speeach to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Israel would not accept a nuclear armed Iran, and would “stand alone” if necessary to achieve that aim.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York - Photo: AP/Andrew Gombert,Pool

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in    New York – Photo: AP/Andrew Gombert,Pool

 

“Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we have to stand alone,” he said.

He dismissed the recent so-called “charm offensive” by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, charging that while his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, had been openly aggressive towards Israel, he was concealing his true intentions. The iranian’s goal, Netanyahu said, was an end to the sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy and were implemented over Teheran’s intransigence on its atomic ambitions, and it was for this reason that Rouhani was elected.

 

“[Former Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmedinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Netanyahu said during his address.

Netanyahu ended his speech with a tale of the anti-Semitism suffered by his grandfather and his subsequent Zionism.

“The people of Israel have come home, never to be uprooted again.”

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Netanyahu-addresses-the-United-Nations-General-Assembly-327576

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