(AP) Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms
October 1, 2013 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press | UNITED NATIONS
Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and he dismissed the Iranian president’s “charm offensive” as a ruse to get relief from sanctions.
Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly that Israel’s future is threatened by a “nuclear-armed” Iran seeking its destruction. He urged the international community to keep up biting sanctions against Iran, saying the greater the pressure, the greater the chance for diplomacy to succeed.
Netanyahu accused Iranian President Hassan Rouhani of masterminding Iran’s strategy to advance the country’s nuclear weapons program and said his goal was the same as his hard-line predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Netanyahu said.