by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – In what has been understood as a warning to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stated Wednesday that Israel will always defend itself, by itself, against any external threat, the Jerusalem Post reports. The PM made his remarks as the UN Security Council in New York debated Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
Adopting a similar tone on the issue to that of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bennett suggested Israel would respond to any threat from Iran, whether from its own territory or from its proxies on Israel’s borders in Syria and Lebanon, the Jerusalem Post said.
“Israel won’t let its hands be tied when it comes to ensuring our security. We will act firmly, creatively, and continuously, in the face of emerging threats, both from near and far,” Bennett said.
Meanwhile, in New York, the UN Security Council debated Iran’s violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal between Iran and the US, Russia, China, France, Great Britain, and Germany. The deal had been agreed in order to restrict Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the suspension of international sanctions against Iran. In 2018, Former US President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal and imposed harsh sanctions against Iran, causing the Tehran regime to begin enriching uranium to levels far beyond what was allowed in the JCPOA.
The Biden administration is currently having indirect talks with Iran on the possibility of the US returning the deal. However, like Netanyahu, Bennet has expressed he is opposed to the JCPOA, the Jerusalem Post notes.
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