Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paused for a whole 44 seconds during a defiant speech at United Nations on Thursday.
No, he didn’t lose his line or have technical difficulties, it was all to add gravity to his message.
“Iran’s rulers promised to destroy my country, murder my people, and the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here, has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence,” Netanyahu said, and then did his pause.
Nearly 45 seconds later he said: “Perhaps you can understand why Israel is not joining you in celebrating this deal.”
Check out the above video and you’ll see what I mean.
Netanyahu’s U.N. speech carried a blunt message — that the Iran deal will only make war more likely.
“I wish I could take comfort in the claim that this deal blocks Iran’s path to nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. “But I can’t, because it doesn’t.”
“In fact, if it becomes even more dangerous in the years to come, the most important constraints will still be automatically lifted,” he explained. “That would place a militant Islamic terror regime weeks away from having the fissile material for an entire arsenal of nuclear bombs.”
The nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers (the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, China, and Russia) was made in July and will result in the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which will have controls placed on its nuclear program to stop it from developing nuclear weapons.
For a general overview of the Iran deal, see here:
According to Breitbart, the Israeli Prime Minister said that Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei’s new book outlines Iran’s plan to destroy Israel. Netanyahu also cited a pledge by Khamenei that Israel would be wiped out in the next 25 years.
“If Iran wants to be treated like a normal country, let it act like a normal country,” Netanyahu said. He went on to add:
When bad behavior is rewarded, it only gets worse.
“I’ve long said the gravest danger facing our world is the coupling of militant Islam with nuclear weapons, and I’m gravely concerned that the nuclear deal with Iran will prove to be the marriage certificate of that unholy union,” he said.
“One of history’s most important yet least learned lessons is this: The best intentions don’t prevent the worst outcomes.”
See more highlights from Netanyahu’s speech below: