New York, NY, April 30 ... 2018 ... The following is a statement from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech today on Iran's nuclear weapons program:
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s revelations of documents proving the existence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program should come as no surprise to anyone in the international community. Despite denials, the intent and execution by the Islamic Republic leadership toward nuclear weapons capability has long been clear. It is regrettable that prior negotiations did not insist that Iran own up to the fact that it was developing this capability. The international community must be steadfast in ensuring that Iran –today and tomorrow – be prevented from achieving nuclear weapons capability which would only embolden its already aggressive and dangerous policies. These revelations do highlight the need for the international community to continue monitoring Iran for illicit activities and ensure that Iran be held accountable for any attempt to engage in nuclear-related activities both under the JCPOA and beyond.