Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon told reporters it is time for Iran to choose survival or an atomic bomb, and called on the international community to lead the way.
“We prefer that the international community led by the United States will bring about this dilemma in order to convince the regime to give up its military nuclear programme,” he said, stressing the need for political isolation and economic sanctions aimed at the banking and oil sectors.
Remember the loud explosion at an Iranian military site a few weeks ago? We were told 15 died as weapons were being moved by Iranians to other positions.
He [Yaalon] declined to comment on what was behind a deadly explosion at a Iranian military base near Tehran last month, which a top Israeli intelligence official reportedly said was a site where ground-to-ground missiles were being developed.
“They had some blow to the missiles project in the last incident in which a missile site absorbed a significant blow — especially regarding long-range missiles,” Yaalon said.
Media reports have suggested the blast was part of a covert effort by the United States, Israel and other states to disable Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes.