Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani’s victory in the recent elections demonstrates the hollowness of the argument that stiff sanctions would unite the Iranian people around the regime, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview published Friday in The Washington Post.
“The sanctions were often dismissed because it was said [that] they would get the Iranian people to rally around the regime.
Some rally,” Netanyahu said and added that, while the elections reflected deep public dissatisfaction with the regime, the results did not have the power to change Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Netanyahu warned that Iran was not seeking one or two nuclear bombs, “but 200 bombs. They’re building ICBMs [intercontinental ballistic missiles] parallel to developing their nuclear weapons program. The ICBMs are not intended for us, they’re intended for you. Within six to eight years, they intend to be able to reach the continental United States.”
Full article: Netanyahu: Iran seeks nuclear arsenal of 200 bombs (Jerusalem Post)