- PressTV Published on Aug 30, 2018
Iran’s foreign minister has slammed the Israeli prime minister for threatening the Islamic Republic with destruction. Mohammad Javad Zarif hit out at Benjamin Netanyahu, branding him a warmonger. He said the Israeli premier’s threat against Iran is beyond shameless in the gall. The remarks came after Netanyahu said he has the means to seriously hurt Iran, in what appeared to be a veiled reference to Israel’s nuclear arsenal. The Israeli prime minister made the threat during his visit to the Dimona nuclear facility in the Negev desert. This, a day after Iran lambasted nuclear-armed Israel and the US, and once again called for a nuke-free Middle East. Israel is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads. Tel Aviv has so far evaded signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the NPT, amid backing from the US and other Western allies.