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Israel urges world to halt Iranian nuclear program

PMO issues first response to IAEA report, says nuclear Iran would endanger world peace

Israel is calling on the world to stop Iran's "pursuit of nuclear weapons" following the release of a tough report by the UN atomic agency.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office issued a statement Wednesday saying the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency confirms Israel's long-standing claims that Iran is developing nuclear bombs.


"The IAEA report corroborates the position of the international community, and of Israel, that Iran is developing nuclear weapons," the statement read.


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"The significance of the report is that the international community must bring about the cessation of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, which endanger the peace of the world and of the Middle East," said the PMO.


Israel considers Iran to be its most dangerous enemy.


Earlier Wednesday, British Ambassador to Israel Mathew Gould told students at Haifa University that the IAEA report underscores the West's justification for being concerned over Iran's nuclear program, adding that there was no magic solution, as he put it, to the issue.


The British diplomat stressed that that an attack on Iran would carry a heavy price, and said that for the time being the UK favors further economic sanctions against Iran.


Gould said the ramifications of a nuclear Iran would be global as well as regional, adding that additional countries are sure to feel threatened by such a development and launch their own nuclear programs.


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