Iran is dangerously close to getting its hands on a nuclear bomb, Israel has warned.
And the West must face the growing threat of the regime becoming a nuclear power, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett added.
He told the Telegraph: “Iran is enriching uranium at an unprecedented rate and is coming perilously close to getting its hands on nuclear weapons.”
The state is believed to have enriched uranium to levels in excess of 60 percent, providing enough material to build a bomb.
Its capital, Tehran, denies building nuclear weapons.
But Bennett urged Britain to keep up its pressure on the country’s leadership.
Israel is believed to have asked Britain to consider a Tripwire mechanism as a further deterrent to Iran. It would hit Iran with bigger sanctions.
Mr Bennett added: “Without Western pressure, Iran’s Islamic regime could get its hands on a nuclear bomb very soon.
“The world must take a clear stance and say to the Islamic regime in Iran: No nuclear weapons, no sanctions.
“Iran’s nuclear program will not stop until it is stopped.”
Iran resumed work on its nuclear program when President Donald Trump pulled out of a nuclear deal in 2018.
Talks to restore the deal have stalled.
And Western diplomats are giving up hope of a revival because they believe the regime is building a bomb, Israeli officials believe.
The United Nations nuclear agency said this week Tehran is not cooperating with investigations into its nuclear program.
She has shut down at least two of the agency’s security cameras that monitor nuclear sites.
Last August, it was feared that Iran was ten weeks away from having a nuclear weapon.
It came as the new hard-line president, Ebrahim Raisi, nicknamed the “Butcher of Tehran” for his harsh sentences, was sworn in as leader.
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