Israel to Resume Assassinations of Iranian Nuclear Scientists?
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has hinted Israel could resumeassassinating Iranian nuclear scientists if Iran’s march to a nuclear weapon continues.
“Ultimately it is very clear, one way or another, Iran’s military nuclear program must be stopped,” Ya’alon stated in an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegeldaily.
Israel, along with many of its Arab neighbors, is concerned the deal recently reached between Iran and world powers amounts to a capitulation towards Tehran, and all but guarantees the Islamic Republic will gain nuclear weapons.
Ya’alon declared that Israel would not be willing to accept such a scenario, under any circumstances.
“We will act in any way and are not willing to tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. We prefer that this be done by means of sanctions, but in the end, Israel should be able to defend itself,” he told the German daily.
Comparing the Iran deal to attempts by western Allies to appease Nazi Germany prior to World War Two, Ya’alon said historians would view the agreement as a “historic mistake” and a mere attempt to “kick the can down the road.”
And in what appeared to be a subtle threat, Ya’alon added that Israel “bore no responsibility for the lives of Iranian nuclear scientists,” in what appeared to be a subtle threat.
Israel is believed to be behind a series of assassinations of at least 5
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