Iranian plan to increase its nuclear enrichment capacity to destroy Israel: Netanyahu

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that the Iranian plan to increase its nuclear enrichment capacity was aimed at producing nuclear weapons to be used against Israel. “Two days ago Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, stated his intention to destroy the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said in a video. “Yesterday he explained how he would do it — by unlimited enrichment of uranium to create an arsenal of nuclear bombs”.

“Yesterday he explained how he would do it by unlimited enrichment of uranium to create an arsenal of nuclear bombs.” “We’re not surprised,” Netanyahu said in the video from Paris, where he was to meet French President Emmanuel Macron. Iran yesterday notified the International Atomic Energy Agency of its plan to open a centre for the production of new centrifuges to be used for uranium enrichment, according to the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi.

Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can build parts for the centrifuges as long as it does not put them into operation within the first decade. On Sunday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Israel a “malignant cancerous tumour” that should be removed. Benjamin Netanyahu  was visiting European leaders to discuss Iran’s regional involvement and nuclear programme, both seen by the Jewish state as grave threats.