Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel had taken action against Iranian threats but would not provide further information in a CNN interview with Jake Tapper that aired on Tuesday.
“If you have rogue regimes that are (intent on getting) nuclear weapons, you may sign 100 accords with them, it doesn’t help,” Netanyahu stated when explaining his position on Iran.
He continued, “I believe the only way you can stop or abstain from gaining nuclear weapons is a combination of crushing economic sanctions, but the essential thing is a credible military threat.
According to Netanyahu Tapper, Israel has been “taking measures against certain weapons development” in Iran.
He will not confirm or deny Israel’s involvement in the weekend drone attacks on an Isfahan military facility.
Israel gets accused or handed responsibility whenever there is an explosion in the Middle East; sometimes we are, sometimes we are not, he said. “I never discuss individual operations…
According to Netanyahu, “precise action” was required to stop a “ticking bomb” that was out to kill Israelis.
He also supported the targeted operations against terrorists in Israel. According to Netanyahu, the army was compelled to act because the PA failed to do its part to stop terrorism.
To disincentivize the terrorists, whose families are receiving money from the PA to support their actions, Netanyahu claimed that it was necessary to attack the family members of terrorists.
Regarding the conflict in Ukraine, Netanyahu said that if Russia and Ukraine, and the US urged him to do so, he would be open to the idea.
Netanyahu stated, “I’ll consider it if asked by the necessary parties, but I’m not forcing myself in,” adding that it would have to be the “right time and the right circumstances.”
Netanyahu added that he turned down an offer to mediate the crisis shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in February of last year since he was the leader of Israel’s opposition.