Threats from Iran Lead Israel to Reinforce Nuclear Sites

21 Sep 2018

Israel is upgrading its nuclear sites in light of “repeated and explicit threats” made by Iran to attack them, a nuclear official said. Zeev Snir, director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, addressed this issue in a speech to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The address was provided to the Israeli media.

“These outrageous threats require Israel to take action and continue to protect and defend its nuclear facilities,” Snir said. “These facilities are constantly upgraded and reinforced, in line with IAEA safety guidelines, in order to withstand any attack.”

Snir said the information recently revealed by Israel “conclusively proves that Iranian activities were part of a well-orchestrated plan to continue the development of nuclear weapons.” He called on the IAEA to “conduct a robust verification of Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities.”

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