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U.K. prime minister backs Israel amid Biden-Iran nuclear talks, says Israel has right to defend itself

Randy Mancini 21 November 30, 2021
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, meets with Jewish community leaders during a visit to the Talmud Torah synagogue in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Israel's defense minister said Thursday he hopes a better nuclear deal will come out of upcoming talks between world powers and Iran, but that Israel is hedging its bets and building up its military capabilities. (AP Photo/Ilan Ben Zion)

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, meets with Jewish community leaders during a visit to the Talmud Torah synagogue in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he hopes a better nuclear deal will come out of upcoming talks between world powers and Iran, but that Israel is hedging its bets and building up its military capabilities. (AP Photo/Ilan Ben Zion)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. While speaking at a Conservative Friends of Israel meeting in London on Monday, he said Britain fully supports Israel and he understands that Iran is seeking to destabilize the region.

“And it is for the sake of peace that the U.K. supports Israel’s right to defend itself with no equivocation, including from hostile states like Iran,” he stated.

Johnson’s remarks come amid ongoing indirect talks between the Biden administration and the Ayatollah regime to restore the Obama-era nuclear deal. Israel said even a partial deal would help Iran create a nuclear weapon and must be stopped.

“We will continue to do everything we can to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and as talks resume in Vienna, we hope that diplomacy could work,” Johnson continued. “But while the nuclear issue is the most urgent, Iran’s overall behavior has to change. The attacks at sea, the support for terrorism, the destabilization of the region all form part of the same pattern.”

Israeli Foreign Minister @yairlapid at @CFoI:

“Britain taught the world an unforgettable lesson: whoever is unwilling to fight for freedom, won’t get it.

It is still true today, when terrorism threatens us all. When religious fanatics push to get their hands on nuclear weapons” pic.twitter.com/iBEyPPS0Vq

— The Pinsker Centre (@PinskerCentre) November 30, 2021

The British prime minister said the international community must pressure Iran to stop supporting terror groups, stop attacks on oil tankers and stop destabilizing the Middle East.

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