The Israeli government has approved a budget of five billion shekels ($1.5 billion) to enhance its capabilities to target the Iranian nuclear program, according to Israel’s Channel 12 news.
The channel stated that the money will be directed towards aircraft and intelligence gathering, possibly using satellites, among other options.
It is noteworthy that Israel opposes the nuclear agreement concluded between Tehran and the six major powers.
Those powers include the five permanent members of the UN Security Council along with Germany.
Israel considers that the nuclear agreement will enable Tehran to acquire nuclear weapons and threaten its existence.
The 2015 agreement was concluded in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 (China, the United States, France, Britain, Russia, and Germany, in addition to the European Union).
It provides for relief from international sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and guarantees that it will not develop an atomic bomb
On the other hand, the Iranian President, Ibrahim Raisi said that lifting the sanctions is an indication of the seriousness of the opposite party in the nuclear negotiations.
He added that Iran will continue the negotiations if the opposite party is serious about lifting the sanctions.
Raisi stressed that Tehran does not link the economy to the nuclear negotiations, as she has not abandoned the negotiations and committed to them.
He revealed that Iran told the European side that she want to see this seriousness from the other side as well.”
Raisi pointed out that “Iran’s firm position on the events in Afghanistan is to form a comprehensive government in the country. ”
He stressed that Iran seeks stability and security in Afghanistan, contrary to what the United States seeks through its creation of ISIS, which stirs strife in some countries, especially Afghanistan.
The Iranian president called on the rulers of Afghanistan to stand firm against ISIS and know that this movement will threaten the future of the region.”
He called for confronting ISIS in Afghanistan as Iran did in Iraq and Syria.