Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Drops 'Bibi Bomb' in United Nations Address: West vs Medieval Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stark and uncompromising assessment of Middle East politics in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Netanyahu said that today's world is witness to a "great battle between the modern and the medieval," widely interpreted as meaning a battle between modernity and the forces of radical Islam; manifested by the threat of Iran to Israel and the world, through its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "You see at stake is not merely the future of my country. At stake is the future of the world and nothing could imperil our common future more than the arming of Iran with a nuclear weapon. To understand what the world would be like with a nuclear-armed Iran, just image the world with a nuclear-armed al-Qaeda" To illustrate his point Mr Netanyahu theatrically brandished a diagram of an old-fashioned bomb, marking with a red line the point at which the international community should take decisive action against Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "In the case of Iran's nuclear plans to build a bomb, this bomb has to be filled with enough enriched uranium and Iran has to go through three stages. The first stage, they have to enrich enough low enriched uranium. The second stage, they have to enrich enough medium enriched uranium. And the third stage and final stage, they have to enrich enough high enriched uranium for the first bomb. Where is Iran? Iran's ...