Amid tension over nuclear deal, Israeli prime minister threatens Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has vowed to halt Iran's nuclear program using his country's military might.

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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has vowed to halt Iran’s nuclear program using his country’s military might.

During a visit to the Nevatim airbase in southern Israel, which houses the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of cutting-edge F-35 fighter jets, Lapid said in a statement, “It is still too early to know if we have indeed succeeded in stopping the nuclear agreement, but Israel is prepared for every threat and every scenario.”

The Israeli prime minister claimed that Tel Aviv is working hard to prevent Western nations from approving a “crystalline” nuclear deal with Iran.

He continued, stressing Israel’s “complete flexibility of action in preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power,” saying, “If Iran continues to test us, it will find Israel’s capabilities.”

Iran responded by abandoning its agreement-related nuclear commitments following the US’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal in 2018. Since then, Tehran has exceeded the limits on the quantity of uranium permitted to possess and enrich.

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