Yaalon: “We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons”


Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on Iran: "It's an apocalyptic, messianic regime with the aim of creating a Shiite empire."Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said in an interview with  Der Spiegel’s Ronen Bergman and Holger Stark, “The way the negotiations had been managed by the [P5+1]…was a historic mistake. Now we have a deal which is going to allow Iran to become a military nuclear threshold state….Iran will have access to $100 billion (in frozen funds)….They are going to intensify their activities and improve their terror infrastructure. And what about the missiles that can reach all of Israel and parts of Europe? They’re not part of the deal.”

Ya’alon added that one way or another, the Iranian military nuclear ambitions should be stopped.

“We can in no way tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons,” he said. “We prefer for this to be done through a deal or sanctions, but in the end, Israel should be able to defend itself.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}