Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the European Union to not save the Iran nuclear deal.
“Apparently, there are some in Europe who won’t wake up until Iranian nuclear missiles land on European soil. Then it will be too late, Netanyahu said in a video posted on his Twitter account.
Netanyahu’s remarks come as EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels, determined to do their part in rescuing the 2015 Iranian Nuclear agreement.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Iran to reverse their decision to enrich their uranium to more than what is allowed in the agreement.
The deal is “not in the best of health, but it’s still alive,” Mogherini said
Iran has announced it will begin enriching uranium to a level prohibited by the deal, a decision which Netanyahu called a “very dangerous” development, and who urged the major European powers to impose “harsh sanctions” on Tehran.
Tensions in the Gulf region have only intensified since the United States withdrew in May 2018 from the nuclear deal signed and have reinstated heavy sanctions against them.
One year after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran decided to stop limiting its reserves of heavy water and enriched uranium. On July 8th, Iran announced that they have now produced enriched uranium of at least 4.5%, a level prohibited by the agreement.
Until then, Iran has respected the terms of the agreement, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which verifies the commitments made.