Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his visit to Europe this week, using it to call out Iran's nuclear ambitions, what he called "the greatest threat to the world today." JNS reports that in a meeting with his French counterpart, Netanyahu also called for Iran to be driven out of Syria:
“The greatest threat to the world today in my view is nuclear weapons in the hands of a radical Islamic regime like Tehran,” Netanyahu declared to the French leader in public remarks to reporters following their 90-minute private meeting. “The nuclear archive that we uncovered recently proved that Iran lied to the world about its nuclear weapons program, and I believe now is the time to apply maximum pressure on Iran to make sure that their nuclear program doesn’t go anywhere,” he said.
Netanyahu added that he did not ask Macron, a proponent of the Iran nuclear deal, to leave the nuclear accord, but that instead what the two leaders focused on is to “stop Iranian aggression in the region.”
“Israel’s goal, which I think should be shared by all those who seek peace and prosperity and stability in the Middle East—a reconstructed Syria which you seek. … I think that the precursor to that, the precondition to that is that Iran leaves Syria, all of Syria. It has no business being there,” said Netanyahu.
On Tuesday, Iran informed the IAEA, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, that it would increase its nuclear-enrichment capacity...