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“We are not prepared to live with a nuclear threat above our heads from an extremist, violent Islamist regime,” adding, “This will not happen. Because we will not let it happen,” pledged Israel’s prime minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday.
With these words, Lapid on Wednesday wanted to point out once again that the nuclear deal with the U.S. and Iran is, in his opinion, completely dominated by Iran’s demands. In his opinion, the U.S. should terminate the agreement because it poses a high security risk in the region. He pointed out that the West had drawn a red line, but that it would shift as soon as Iran made new demands. He speaks of manipulation on the part of the Iranians and that this “bad deal” would play into the hands of Israel’s enemies.
“The countries of the West draw a red line, the Iranians ignore it, and the red line moves,” said Lapid during a press conference.
While a deal between the U.S. and Iran remains open, Iran has once again stressed that uranium enrichment has purely peaceful intentions. Now all parties involved are waiting for a response from the U.S. side after Iran’s latest comments on the current proposal.
The enrichment of uranium is not a clear indication that Iran will eventually build a nuclear weapon. Weapons-grade uranium requires purity of at least 90%, which is said to have not yet been achieved by Iran. In addition, a bomb must be developed and the technology to use it must be discovered.