Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Let Iran Get Nuclear Weaponry

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a ceremony marking Memorial Day at Yad LeBanim in Yerushalayim on Tuesday. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weaponry, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, reiterating a long-held Israeli position after Tehran announced it was scaling back some of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal.

“This morning, on my way here, I heard that Iran intends to pursue its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said in a speech marking Israel‘s Memorial Day. “We will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weaponry. We will continue to fight those who would kill us.”