Netanyahu: Iranian Enrichment Aimed at Developing Nuclear Arms

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu uses a chart as he speaks about the Iranian nuclear program during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. (Avi Ohayon/GPO/Flash90)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran’s resumption of 20% uranium enrichment was aimed at developing nuclear weapons and that Israel would never allow Tehran to build them.

In a statement, Netanyahu said Iran’s enrichment decision could be explained only as a bid to “continue to carry out its intention to develop a military nuclear program.”

He added: “Israel will not allow Iran to produce nuclear weapons.”