Iran entitled to respond to Israel’s threats: Nuclear chief
Iran’s nuclear chief says the Islamic Republic is entitled to respond to Israel’s arrogant behavior, days after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran “must face a credible nuclear threat.”
Speaking at the 67th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna on Monday, Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), referred to Netanyahu’s remarks at the UN General Assembly, saying there is no doubt that the international community’s silence has emboldened the Israeli regime.
“It is clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran considers it its right to respond to the audacities of the Zionist regime,” he said.
During his speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Netanyahu warned about the “curse of a nuclear Iran” and accused Tehran of spending “billions to arm its terror proxies.”
“Iran must face a credible nuclear threat. As long as I’m prime minister of Israel, I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons,” The Israeli prime minister said.
Iran’s diplomatic delegation at the UN dismissed Netanyahu’s speech as a “comedy show”, saying “The baseless allegations made by Israeli officials no longer fool anyone.”