Minister Yoav Gallant warns Iranian nuclear program is more advanced than ever, during state visit to Greece and Cyprus.
By United with Israel staff
The Iranian nuclear program is at a more advanced stage now than it has ever been, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said in Athens, at the start of an official state visit to Greece and Cyprus.
Gallant added that Iran is not satisfied with having just one nuclear bomb. “So far, Iran has gained material enriched to 20% and 60% for five nuclear bombs,” he said.
“Iranian progress and enrichment to 90% would be a grave mistake on Iran’s part, and could ignite the region,” Gallant warned.
In his remarks, Gallant praised ties between Israel and Greece, saying that “intelligence cooperation between Israel and Greece received public attention last month, with the arrest of two terrorists sent by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to attack Israeli targets in Greece.”
“This is not the only attack that was prevented. In fact, Iran has launched a global terror campaign, under the direct command of its leader,” he added.
Addressing recent rocket attacks on Israel by terrorists from Gaza, Gallant said, ““This week, Palestinian terror organizations have tried to challenge Israel. They are launching rockets at innocent civilians. My message to them: Do not misjudge the strength, and unity of our nation.“
Gallant also discussed Iranian entrenchment in Syria. “Over the past six months, Iran has sent aircraft to Syria on a weekly basis, delivering weapons to be used for terrorism.”
“The Syrian regime should be aware that the IDF will respond forcefully to any attacks launched from its territory. We will not allow Iran to establish military power in Syria, or to build a highway for the delivery of advanced weapons to Lebanon, ” he said.
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