Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented in standard form on Tehran’s recent statement on the start of increased uranium enrichment.
“Two days ago, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said he intended to destroy Israel. He explained yesterday how he wants to do that – with unlimited uranium enrichment to create an arsenal of nuclear bombs,” said the Israeli prime minister.
Natanyahu also stressed that Israel is not surprised by Iran’s plans to strengthen its enrichment capabilities, promising that it will prevent the Persian country from obtaining nuclear weapons.
“We are not surprised, we will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons,” he said.
According to Haaretz daily, Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it will increase uranium enrichment capacities within the limits set by the 2015 agreement.
Earlier yesterday, Iran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi specified that Tehran had developed an infrastructure to produce electricity at the Natanz plant, adding that the country had notified the UN that it would install centrifuges there to enrich uranium. This is in line with Iran’s international agreements, and international law.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged on June 4th that Iran will maintain its nuclear program despite the US withdrawal from the deal. Iran has said it has the option to restart industrial-scale enrichment now that the US is no longer part of the Joint Global Action Plan (JPCOA).
At the same time Khamenei called on the United Nations to condemn the many ongoing and endemic violations of human rights committed by and in the United States back on May 24.
Khamenei’s request was made during a high-level meeting with Iranian officials, in which he noted that the UN must stop making offers from Washington and follow key human rights violations and other atrocities committed by the United States.
“Some time ago, the UN secretary-general took up his word a day after condemning Saudi crimes against the Yemeni people. Such examples show that the UN is under US pressure,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by Ifpnews.com.