MOSCOW, RUSSIA, March 24, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Despite the current unrest in the Middle East, the international community should continue to insist on the closure of Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, RIA NOVOSTI reported.
“The growing tensions in the Middle East increase various risks, and radical Islamic movements could take advantage of these risks,” Netanyahu told journalists in Moscow.
Netanyahu will meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev later on Thursday to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the situation in Libya.
“It’s hard for the world to realize this, as it was hard in the 1930s to realize the threats posed by radical movements,” the Israeli PM added. “The most important thing now is not to allow Iran to develop its own nuclear arms.”
“If they manage to develop nuclear arms this regime will never fall. And they will threaten other countries and you too,” the Israeli PM said.
“Iran is not controlled by [President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad. Iran is controlled by [Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei. I see his bigotry and hatred for the modern world.”
“Hitler firstly began conquering the world and then started developing nuclear arms, Khamenei is going the opposite way,” Netanyahu said, adding that only the threat of military operations could force Iran to halt its nuclear program. (*)