Why is Netanyahu so obsessed with alleged nuclear weapons held by Iran?

They refuse inspections themselves. And "80" is all we know about. Why are they so secretive?

"The Times of Israel", September 15, 2013

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads. The Country reportedly stopped producing atomic weapons in 2004 but possesses enough fissile material for up to 190 warheads.

Israel possesses a stockpile of 80 nuclear warheads, all of which were produced by 2004, when Israel froze all production, according to a report published over the weekend. The report, in the September/October issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, cited US Defense Intelligence Agency figures. nuclear program has long been shrouded in secrecy, with the country maintaining a policy of ambiguity while refusing to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty launched cruise missiles.

The 80-warhead figure— was cited in June in a 2013 yearbook put out by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a leading think tank on global security issues.

Update:

ummm

ok

and behind closed doors Israel harbors the same thoughts about Iran.

Update 2:

Israel\s

very

slick

and manipulative

In reality the US does Not now what she has up her sleeve.

All in the international community do Not support Israel.

Nor do al; Americans.

Period.

End.Dot.

(Follow the trail over several years - see how many times Netanyahu has attempted to engage Our troops in a war agianst Iran> Too suspect.

Besides, Israel is big bad wolf. Let her fight her own wars.

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  • Flower
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    Israel is said to have 162 nuclear weapons but they wont declare them. They are not a signatory to the NPT like Iran is. They pin all kinds of crimes on Iran to make them sinister. The only reason I can think of is that Iran was smuggling weapons to Hezbollah and Hamas to fight against Israelis which is not an equivalent fight since these weapons were rocket parts and rifles. If Israel can convince the world Iran is a threat and dangerous, Iran can be contained which is why the U.S. has military bases and warships in the Gulf and in Bahrain and all over the region. Israel reminds people about the Holocaust and goes on TV in America every time they kill a lot of Arabs to get sympathy.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Let's just clarify a few points to the argument you bring. First the world and the international community are not the school yard playground. Everybody doesn't have to share their candy. Second if we assume that Israel has nuclear weapons there is still a difference. That difference being that Israel has had and not used nuclear weapons for years. Israel also has not threatened it annihilate any other countries.

  • 6 years ago

    Because the Iranians have openly and publically stated their intention to destroy the entire west if given the chance. If you are not concerned about that, and you are not afraid of what they'd do with nuclear weapons, then you need to be committed to a mental hospital.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Yeah, well, here's the thing.................Israel hasn't supported terrorists (Hezbollah) and hasn't threatened a terrorist war against the West if attacked. Israel hasn't taken American hostages for years at a time, stormed our embassies, or called out "death to America" in the streets while burning our flag.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    You have to ask that quesion?

    When the leader of a nation vows to wipe another nation off the face of the Earth and has nuclear weapons to do it, it is time to start worrying.

    BTW - They also vowed to kill all Americans.

  • 6 years ago

    Because Iran threatened to blow Israel off the face of the earth, that's why....sheeesh.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Um maybe because Iranian leaders have publicly stated that they hate Israel and would bomb it if given the chance.

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