(MENAFN) In order to prevent Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that penalties and military threats are the preferred methods of dealing with Iran.
Three days after a drone strike generally thought to be by Israel damaged a military installation in the Islamic Republic, Netanyahu addressed CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday, “if you have rogue regimes that are [intending to get] nuclear weapons, you can sign 100 agreements with them, it doesn’t help.”
He also mentioned that “I think the only way that you can stop or abstain from getting nuclear weapons is a combination of crippling economic sanctions, but the most important thing is a credible military threat.”
The attack on Saturday, which apparently used three tiny drones carrying explosives and fired from a nearby site, reportedly struck a military structure in the city of Isfahan in central Iran.
Tehran has refrained from officially claiming responsibility for the blast and has played down the incident, saying it caused only minimal damage. It was an Israeli operation, according to United States and Israeli media, and it was reportedly a huge success. Netanyahu declined to either confirm or deny his government’s involvement.
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