Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Israel has long crossed the red line with regard to its nuclear program by possessing dozens of nuclear weapons.
“If having nuclear bomb is crossing the red line, the Zionist regime [of Israel], which has dozens of nuclear warheads and various kinds of weapons of mass destruction, has crossed the red line years ago and should be dealt with,” Vahidi said on Saturday.
“An occupier and aggressive regime like the Zionist regime [of Israel] which possesses nuclear weapons and threatens to launch military attack is more dangerous, or Iran which has no nuclear weapons, and stresses the necessity of nuclear disarmament?”
“If American and other Western authorities truly seek to avert threats against the region and the world, they must mount pressure on the dangerous regime of Israel through cutting ties with the regime and imposing sanctions on it until all its weapons of mass destruction are destroyed,” Vahidi added.
Netanyahu told the annual session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday that the world has to set a "red line" on Iran's nuclear program.
He said that line would be the enrichment of uranium that could be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. If that line is crossed, the Israelis say the world will have to take military action to stop Iran from building nuclear weapons.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program with the Israeli regime repeatedly threatening Tehran with a military strike to force Iran to halt its nuclear energy work.
Iran rejects the allegations and Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any possible attack on the country’s nuclear facilities.