Netanyahu Vows To ‘Monitor Iran,’ Says It Hasn’t Abandoned Quest For Nukes


netanyahuAs the UN, Iran and world powers triumphantly announced the implementation of the nuclear accord with Tehran and the removal of sanctions from the Islamic republic today, the mood in Eretz Yisroel was far from celebratory.

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, in a statement issued immediately after the announcement was made, vowed that Israel “will monitor the implementation of the deal and will notify of any violation,” Times of Israel reported.

He added that Tehran “has not abandoned its aspirations to acquire nuclear weapons, and continues to act to destabilize the Middle East and spread terrorism throughout the world.”

The premier, who has been perhaps the most vocal opponent to the deal on the global stage, called on world powers and on the International Atomic Energy Agency to “closely follow activities in Iran’s nuclear installations and at other sites to ensure that it does not continue to develop nuclear weapons covertly.”

He warned that “without an appropriate response to every violation, Iran will surmise that it can continue to develop nuclear weapons, to destabilize the region and to spread terrorism.”

Israel, he said, “will do everything it takes to maintain its security and defend itself.”

{ Israel News Bureau}