Nuclear Iran would threaten free flow of oil supply: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 13:07

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that a nuclear Iran would threaten the free flow of oil through the Hormuz Straits.

During his visit to China, Netanyahu`s discussions shifted from economic discussions to the Middle East. According to the Jerusalem Post, an official in the Prime Minister`s entourage said Netanyahu told Jinping that in the current struggles taking place in the Middle East, China, like Israel, has an interest that the ``more moderate, non-fanatical`` side should win.

Netanyahu said that Iran does not only endanger regional peace and security, but also the oil flow. He said that if the Islamic Republic without nuclear arms was willing to support terrorism and back the overthrow of governing regimes, then one could only imagine what they would do with a nuclear umbrella.

He said that there is only one thing the Iranians have not yet done and that is block the flow of oil through the Hormuz Straits. According to this logic, such a move would be more likely if Iran acquired nuclear weapons because it would be less prone to retaliation.


First Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 13:07

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