UPDATED 12:43 PM PT – Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Israel’s prime minister has called on the United Nations to take action against Iran for advancing its nuclear program. Speaking in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Iran was every nation’s problem and he expected global powers to hold them accountable before the U.N. Security Council.
Neftali also said this would be the “peaceful route” in comparison to more aggressive actions he chose not to mention. His comments come as Israel notably opposed the Biden administration’s efforts to revive Obama’s 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
“Iran is violating, blatantly violating, the IAEA commitments, not even talking about the JCPOA, I’m just talking about the very fundamental commitments and we’re not going to wait,” he stated. “I expect the global powers to hold them accountable, bring them to the U.N. Security Council, hold Iran accountable for it.”
“Iran is blatantly violating its commitments to the IAEA
…I expect the global powers to bring Iran to the UN Security Council and hold Iran accountable.”
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Israel’s foreign minister’s first visit to Washington D.C. has been set for this week.