Israeli PM Naftali Bennett at U.N. Warns of Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
(UPI) — Opening the early session Monday of the final session of speakers at the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Iran is still funding terrorist groups in the Middle East that seek to destroy Israel.
In his remarks, Bennett warned of Iran’s advances in developing a nuclear weapon and said Tehran has reached “a watershed moment” in that pursuit.Bennett added that Israel has lost its “patience” waiting for the international community to act.
“We will not allow [Iran] to have a nuclear weapon,” Bennett said, echoing U.S. President Joe Biden in his speech last week. “Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning.”
Bennett said Israel resides in the “toughest neighborhood on Earth,” surrounded by terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah that seek Israel’s demise. He said those groups are all funded by Iran.
“Iran’s great goal is crystal clear to anybody who cares to open their eyes. Iran seeks to dominate the region and seeks to do so under a nuclear umbrella. For the past three decades, Iran has spread its carnage and destruction around the Middle East, country after country.”