Israel urges snapback sanctions on Iran if it breaches uranium limit

"In any event, Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weaponry," said Netanyahu.
Monday 17/06/2019
In this April 30, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on what he described as Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv. (AP)
In this April 30, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on what he described as Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv. (AP)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Monday to step up sanctions against Iran swiftly should it go through with a plan to exceed an enriched uranium limit set by a 2015 nuclear deal.

Tehran said earlier on Monday it would breach internationally agreed curbs on its low-enriched uranium stock in 10 days.

"Should Iran deliver on its current threats, and violate the nuclear deal, the international community will have to implement, immediately, the pre-set sanctions mechanism, what is called 'snapback sanctions'," Netanyahu said in a speech.

"In any event, Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weaponry," Netanyahu added, reiterating a long-standing if veiled, threat to take pre-emptive military action.

(Reuters)