Israel says won't let Iran get nuclear weaponry

"We will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weaponry," Netanyahu said. "We will continue to fight those who would kill us."
Wednesday 08/05/2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) and President Rivilin (3rd R) attend the Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery on May 8, 2019. (AFP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) and President Rivilin (3rd R) attend the Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery on May 8, 2019. (AFP)

JERUSALEM - Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weaponry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, reiterating a long-held Israeli position after Tehran announced it was scaling back some of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal.

"This morning, on my way here, I heard that Iran intends to pursue its nuclear programme," Netanyahu said in a speech marking Israel's Memorial Day. "We will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weaponry. We will continue to fight those who would kill us."

(Reuters)