Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Bennett warns: There are non-peaceful ways to deal with Iran’s nuclear program

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called on the international community to hold Iran accountable for its nuclear program, hinting at the possibility of military action if world powers do not act.

“Iran is blatantly violating the IAEA commitments,” Bennett said on Tuesday morning at the Jerusalem Post Conference at the Museum of Tolerance in downtown Jerusalem.

“We’re not going to wait. I expect the global powers to hold them accountable,” he emphasized.

“That would be the peaceful route. There are other routes,” Bennett warned.

In 2018, then-US president Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear accord and began reimposing sanctions. Tehran has gradually rolled back its nuclear commitments since 2019.

Talks in Vienna on a return to the deal are expected to restart in the coming weeks, for the first round since hardline President Ebrahim Raisi took office in August.