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19-Sep-2017 00:02:41
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the General Assembly’s General Debate of “the danger of hundreds of nuclear weapons in the hands of a vast Iranian Islamist empire.” UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 19 SEPTEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters
2. Wide shot, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel walks up to then podium
3. Med shot, delegates
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Israel:
“We’ve all seen how dangerous even a few nuclear weapons can be in the hands of a small rogue regime. Now imagine the danger of hundreds of nuclear weapons in the hands of a vast Iranian Islamist empire, with the missiles to deliver them anywhere on earth. I know there are those who still defend the dangerous deal with Iran, arguing that it will block Iran’s path to the bomb. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s exactly what they said about the nuclear deal with North Korea. And we all know how that turned out.”
5. Med shot, delegates
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Israel:
“Change it or cancel it. Fix it or nix it. Nixing the deal means restoring massive pressure on Iran, including crippling sanctions until Iran fully dismantles its nuclear weapons capability. Fixing the deal requires many things, among them inspecting military and any other site that is a suspect and penalizing Iran for every violation. But above all. Fixing the deal means getting read of the sunset clause.”
7. Med shot, delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Israel:
“From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is descending across the Middle East. Iran spreads its curtain of tyranny and terror over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of Israel. Today I have a simple message for Ayatollah Khamenei, the light of Israel will never be extinguished.”
9. Wide shot, General Assembly
STORYLINE
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (19 Sep) warned the General Assembly’s General Debate of “the danger of hundreds of nuclear weapons in the hands of a vast Iranian Islamist empire.”

Comparing the situation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), he said “we’ve all seen how dangerous even a few nuclear weapons can be in the hands of a small rogue regime.”

Netanyahu said “I know there are those who still defend the dangerous deal with Iran, arguing that it will block Iran’s path to the bomb. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s exactly what they said about the nuclear deal with North Korea. And we all know how that turned out.”

Regarding the Iran nuclear deal, he said “change it or cancel it. Fix it or nix it” and argued that “nixing the deal means restoring massive pressure on Iran, including crippling sanctions until Iran fully dismantles its nuclear weapons capability. Fixing the deal requires many things, among them inspecting military and any other site that is a suspect and penalizing Iran for every violation. But above all. Fixing the deal means getting read of the sunset clause.”

Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the Iran nuclear deal is known, Iran would be allowed to resume peaceful nuclear activities in 2030.

The Israeli Prime Minister said “from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is descending across the Middle East. Iran spreads its curtain of tyranny and terror over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of Israel. Today I have a simple message for Ayatollah Khamenei, the light of Israel will never be extinguished.”
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