Israel’s foreign minister said today that his country is determined to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon after Tehran has promised to accelerate its uranium enrichment process.
“We will do whatever is necessary to prevent extremists [in Iran] from succeeding, and we will definitely prevent this regime from having a nuclear weapon,” Israeli diplomatic chief Gabi Ashkenazi told the media during a visit to Cyprus.
Following last Sunday’s attack on its Natanz nuclear complex (central Iran), an action attributed to Israel, Iranian officials have indicated that the country has started enriching uranium by up to 60%.
Ashkenazi met with his counterparts in Cyprus and Greece, Nikos Christodoulides and Nikos Dendias, as well as Anwar Gargash, a presidential adviser to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Jewish State and the UAE normalized relations under an agreement signed in 2020 under the impetus of the former US administration of Donald Trump, and the four countries represented today at this meeting have pledged to strengthen cooperation in the areas of defense, energy, tourism, and other sectors.
Source: with Agencies