Iranian Cleric: ‘Having a Nuclear Bomb is Necessary to Put Down Israel’

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A top Iranian lawmaker and cleric said that the country’s uranium enrichment program could allow it to build a nuclear weapon “in two weeks” in order to “put down Israel,” according to multiple reports in the Farsi language press.

Iranian lawmaker and cleric Muhammad Nabavian said on Friday that Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb in “two weeks” if it gets “access to 270 kilograms of 20 percent [enriched uranium], 10 tons of 5 percent, and 20 thousand centrifuges,” according to reports on Iran’s Radio Farda and in Fararu.

“We are not looking for a nuclear bomb, but having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel,” Nabavian said, according to an independent translation of his remarks provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

Nabavian went on to claim that President Barack Obama had courted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the lead up to nuclear negotiations with the West last year.

Nabavian said Rouhani revealed in a private meeting that the U.S. president reached out to his Iranian counterpart on at least five separate occasions prior to Rouhani’s visit last year to New York City.

Rouhani ultimately refused to meet with Obama at the time despite the private overtures.

Iran’s parliament on Sunday reportedly approved and sent to Rouhani a bill demanding that Tehran enrich uranium up to 60 percent, levels just shy of those needed to fuel a nuclear weapon.

Russia’s ties with Tehran have improved significantly since November’s interim nuclear deal aimed at halting portions of Iran’s uranium enrichment program, according to Nabavian.

“Considering tough sanctions on Iranian banks, since last summer the whole banks throughout the world slammed their doors on us and we were unable to transfer even one single penny,” he said. “Even if we could sell 2.7 million barrels [of oil] per day how we could transfer the money?”

“Only recently, [Russian leader] Vladimir Putin sent the Russian central bank chief to Iran in order to alleviate money transfers, China also recently released part of our blocked money, U.S. $10 billion.”

With reports circulating that the interim nuclear deal is set to finally be enacted on Jan. 20, Nabavian confirmed that negotiations are about “90 percent” complete.

“Our negotiation with the U.S. has developed swiftly. We reached to 90 percent agreement,” Nabavian said, citing recent conversations he had with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi.

Nabavian claimed that Araqchi overheard Secretary of State John Kerry mocking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a recent closed door meeting with his fellow nuclear negotiators.

“At the end of the negotiation, [lead U.S. negotiator] Wendy Sherman contacted John Kerry asking him to join the meeting,” Nabavian recalled. “Upon his arrival, Kerry mentioned that he has met Netanyahu in the morning and his ears were still whistling because of Netanyahu’s shouts!”

As the Iranian nuclear negotiations move closer to a critical tipping point, Tehran’s hardline legislature is angling to give itself more control over the talks.

A recently proposed “special supervisory group” will submit guidelines for the negotiators to follow, according to Iran’s state-run Mehr News Agency.

The group of “high-ranking officials” will “coordinate with the negotiating team on issues such as uranium enrichment and other relevant issues,” a member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission told Mehr.

Posted in the Washington Free Beacon



How does the statement by a top Iranian lawmaker and cleric in which he says they are building a nuclear weapon “to put down Israel” fit in with the “roadmap to peace” agreement which has Israel giving up her land?  Does anyone with a stable mind think that if Israel gave up even half of her land that the Palestinians would live in peace with them? So then why this charade of Kerry’s to make peace talks with Israel and the Palestinians?  He is disgracing this country with his utter disrespect for Israel.

Israel was given her borders through a promise of God and the only one who can change those land dimensions is God himself!

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  1. The Koran-based objective is global submission to Islam, and it may take many years with many battles (they started in the seventh century.) Each treaty or peace agreement is just a step towards that goal, like gaining one first down after another. All non-Muslims are enemies to them, but a clear expression of some of that is commonly written in Arabic in Jerusalem, “First we will get the Saturday people, then we will get the Sunday people.” The evidence is easily available to anyone who has a concern for self, family, and country. It has been too long for us to go without regard for preservation of the blessings God has given us.

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      Hi marblenecltr, You are so right on. Their objective has only main agenda and that is to wipe Israel off the map along with the United States. That is NOT going to change ever! It is so clear that I am sure that this administration is aware of it so why they are putting up this façade can only mean they have an agenda of their own!

      1. I believe that the governments of the US and UK are being endangered by those who have gotten us into (and are keeping us in) dependency on sources of petroleum developed by them. Included would be the royal family of UK, BP, and Netherlands royalty, Royal Dutch Shell. I remember the admiral of our Coast Guard telling residents of our Gulf Coast that they were not to go on their own beaches by orders from British Petroleum. And I thought that I paid his salary!

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