Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back in Israel, and back to business. He gave a press conference today about the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, standing in front of neatly stacked piles of Iranian-supplied missiles that the Israeli navy intercepted last week, reportedly en route to Gaza.
An additional 180 mortar shells and 400,000 rifle rounds sat beside the captured missiles on the Eilat pier where Netanyahu was speaking, bolstering the prime minister’s stern message. An Israeli naval missile boat that took part in the raid was docked behind the weapons.
“(The world) wants to delude themselves that Iran has changed its intention to obtain nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told reporters. “All I heard was a handful of soft condemnations of Iran from the international community in response to this murderous cargo.”
“Before it is too late, the world must awake from the illusion it is currently in and prevent Iran from achieving the capability to develop nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu added.