Iran should not receive nuclear weapons

Berlin and Tel Aviv have a different view of the advisability of maintaining the Iranian nuclear agreement, but agree that Iran’s activity in the region is worrisome.

This was announced by the heads of the governments of the FRG and Israel after the talks in Berlin, the correspondent of Ukrinform in the FRG reports.

“Although we have a different opinion regarding the necessity and expediency of the agreement, … we are nonetheless united in the fact that Iran’s activities in the region are worrying, especially regarding the security of Israel,” the German Chancellor said. Angela Merkel.

She said that Berlin supported Israel’s desire that the materials it submitted on allegedly continuing Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons be carefully studied and evaluated by the IAEA. “Our goal is to ensure that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon,” Merkel emphasized.

At the same time, she considers it necessary to use all diplomatic opportunities and international platforms to keep Iran’s activity under control, to limit its missile program of the Islamic Republic, its influence in Yemen and the deployment of military forces in Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted that Iran is deploying its military forces near the border with Israel. He also urged Berlin not to ignore the fact that about 80,000 Shiite police fighters led by Iranian commanders have a very specific goal – to start a new religious war in Syria, which will entail a new flood of refugees.

According to Netanyahu, “the biggest challenge facing the civilized world today is, without a doubt, the threat of a militant Islamic state that is aggressive, trying to develop a nuclear arsenal,” he pointed to Iran. He recalled that on the eve of the state’s leadership called Israel a “cancerous tumor,” he said that Iran’s goal is to destroy Israel, for which, among other things, it is developing nuclear weapons.

“We know this,” Netanyahu assured, adding that he shared a large amount of information with the German government and experts.

Netanyahu called for continued and strengthened sanctions against Iran, which, he said, is the sponsor of international terrorism.

UN General Assembly condemns Israel for use of force against Palestinians

120 countries supported a resolution condemning violence against residents of the Palestinian Authority. The representative of Israel announced an attempt to deprive his country of “the right to self-defense.” On Wednesday, June 13, the UN General Assembly condemned Israel for “excessive use of force” against civilians from the Palestinian Authority. In addition, the assembly requested the UN Secretary General Anthony Gutteris to recommend an “international defense mechanism” for the Palestinian territories. 120 countries voted for the resolution, 8 votes were cast against, another 45 abstained. The text of the resolution was proposed by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinian Authority.

The representative of Israel at the UN, Dani Danon, speaking at the meeting, said that it was “an attempt to deprive Israel of its fundamental right to self-defense.” He warned representatives of other countries that, supporting the resolution, they “give strength” to the Palestinian radical Hamas movement.

At the same time, the United States failed by proposing an addition to the resolution condemning the violence resorted to by the Hamas movement. Two thirds of the vote was required to approve the document, but only 62 countries voted for it. 58 opposed, 42 abstained. Earlier, the United States vetoed a resolution condemning the actions of Israel, which was submitted to the UN Security Council, which includes representatives of 15 states.

At least 129 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army as a result of protests that, since March 2018, have been held near the border with the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported among Israeli military or civilians.

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