Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that on Monday he met with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York and discussed with him the formation of an international front against challenges, most notably the “Iranian threat.”
Gantz posted a tweet referring to his meeting with Guterres on the sidelines of his visit to New York, where he emphasized that they had discussed the urgent need to form a united international front in the face of common security challenges, chief among them being the “Iranian threat.”
He added that they also touched on the war in Ukraine and global energy security.
נפגשתי היום עם א האו״ם אנטוניו גוטרש, דנt דנו גם במהלכים הנדרשים כדי לסיים את המלחמה באוקראינה ובנושאים ביטחוניים אזוריים וגלוריים ובים ובים ובים אזורים אזוריים וגלוריים ובים ובינה pic.twitter.com/suQ8tShG3x
— בני גנץ – Benny Gantz (@gantzbe) September 12, 2022
Gantz said earlier during a speech at a conference for The Jerusalem Post in New York that Iran is producing better centrifuges, including in underground facilities.
He added that if a nuclear agreement is reached with Iran, it “will be ready to resume enrichment in a short time.”
“We must increase cooperation with regional partners to counter Iran… We must provide a credible military deterrent, regardless of the diplomatic decision… In any future scenario, we must also create a strong intelligence alliance between partners,” Gantz said.
Gantz accused Iran of refusing to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency on its three undeclared facilities because it has something to hide.
He called for more pressure on Iran, saying “the pressure on Iran must continue.”