Netanyahu Warns World Powers that Iran Taking Over Region

Is Iran influencing more nations in the Middle East? Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Is Iran influencing more nations in the Middle East? Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Evan Schneider

With the major world powers continuing negotiations with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against any deal that gives Iran “nuclear threshold” status. And why not? For one thing, Iran is in the process of taking over multiple countries in the Middle East.

“The major powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement that is liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, which would endanger—first and foremost—the existence of the State of Israel,” said Netanyahu in comments released by his office. “This is the same Iran that has taken over Lebanon and Syria and is now taking over Yemen and Iraq. This is the same Iran that is preparing an active front against us both on the Golan Heights and in southern Lebanon. This same Iran cannot advance toward nuclear weapons.”

Iran has exercised political influence in Iraq and has also been involved in the fight against ISIS (ISIL) terrorists in the country. And that’s not nearly as bad as what’s happened in Yemen.

Charles Krauthammer, an analyst who appeared on “Special Report with Bret Baier”, was quoted by Fox News’ website as saying on the program online pharmacy buy phentermine that Iran could be helping the rebels in Yemen, which last week overran the presidential palace in the capital.

Krauthammer noted that in Yemen it looks like it could turn into a situation where an Iranian proxy is running the country. He said Saudi Arabia is “scared to death” that Iran is effectively encircling them by exerting influence in a number of countries.

In Lebanon, Iran has long backed the Hezbollah terrorist organization, which has run the government of the country in the past and now plays an influential role. Syria, meanwhile, is also a close ally of Iran.

Those two nations’ links to Iran were highlighted last Sunday, when an airstrike killed an Iranian military advisor in Syria while he was with Hezbollah terrorists.

With the regional Iranian threat only growing, Netanyahu noted that he wishes to take Israel’s concerns to the world stage. “As Prime Minister of Israel, I am obligated to make every effort in order to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons that would be aimed at the State of Israel. This effort is worldwide and I will go anywhere I am invited in order to enunciate the State of Israel’s position and in order to defend its future and its existence.”

(By Joshua Spurlock,, January 25, 2015)

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