(Worthy News) – Iran’s financing and support for terror proxies is the foremost cause of instability in the Middle East, and the country’s nuclear program could spark a regional arms race, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday.
Gantz, who is on a two-day visit to New York City, met on Monday with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and also held a briefing for Security Council ambassadors and representatives of signatories to the Abraham Accords, according to a statement from his office.
“I am here because I believe that together we can prevent it—and the time to act is now,” he told the diplomats. “Iranian regional and global terror—whether it comes from Iran proper or via well-funded proxies—threatens our economies, energy resources, food security, trade, freedom of navigation and overall peace and stability. This will only worsen if Iran has a ‘nuclear umbrella.’” [ Source: JNS News (Read More…) ]
Gantz says Iran tripled uranium enrichment capability
Defense Minister Benny Gantz said late on Monday in a briefing that Iran has tripled its uranium enrichment capabilities.
“The number of advanced centrifuges in Iran’s possession is substantial,” Gantz told ambassadors representing members of the UN security council before his departure for Israel.
The defense minister met on Monday with UN Secretary General António Guterres and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]