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Iran 'military nuclear programme' will be stopped: Israel

Published on Jan 21, 2014 9:29 PM
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014, that Iran's atomic drive "will be stopped," a day after a nuclear deal bringing in sanctions relief for Tehran took effect. -- PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Iran's atomic drive "will be stopped," a day after a nuclear deal bringing in sanctions relief for Tehran took effect.

"Iran's military nuclear programme must be stopped, and Iran's military nuclear programme will be stopped," Mr Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem, without elaborating.

Israel has long warned that a nuclear Iran would pose an existential threat to the Jewish state, and has refused to rule out a military strike to prevent that from happening.

Mr Netanyahu's remarks came a day after he said that the so-called Geneva Agreement "does not prevent" Tehran from pursuing its bid to build military atomic capability.

 
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