Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett focused on Iran, Israel’s handling of the Corona virus crisis, as well as the normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab countries, while Bennett did not mention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In his 25-minute speech, Bennett said Iran had crossed “all red lines on its nuclear program, violating IAEA agreements, harassing its inspectors, enriching uranium to a near-weapon-step level, and with impunity.”
He added, “Iran’s nuclear program has reached a watershed moment, and so has our tolerance.” Or they are tired of hearing it.
Bennett stressed that “Israel does not enjoy this luxury … and will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.” He said that Iran wants “to dominate the Middle East and spread radical Islam throughout the world, but every country in which Iran seeks influence by supporting extremist groups, its hungry citizens collapse and suffer, and so does their economies.”
The Israeli prime minister added that Iran “plans to arm its proxies with thousands of deadly drones that would cover the sky with deadly force,” and continued, “You can ignore that, but experience tells us that what begins in the Middle East does not stop there.”
The Israeli Prime Minister also highlighted the new normalization agreements his country signed with the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco. He said other countries attacking Israel had a “moral choice between dark and light.”
Bennett added that “fighting the only democracy in the Middle East does not make you rise, nor does it make you adopt clichés about Israel, without even bothering to know the basic facts, that is outright laziness.”