Former Israeli defense minister says Iran is planning nuclear Holocaust while regime is censored over its atomic program

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JERUSALEMAmid allegations against the Biden administration that it is trying to appease the Islamic Republic of Iran’s drive to build a nuclear weapon, former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tehran is seeking a nuclear Holocaust targeting the Jewish state.

Lieberman, a member of the Israeli parliament (Knesset), told Israeli Army Radio on Tuesday that Iran is “preparing a Holocaust for us in the next two years.”

“We are in the middle of an Iranian extermination program,” Lieberman said. “Israel will be attacked with the aim of destroying it on several fronts with tens of thousands of missiles at the same time.”


Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Getty Images)

A day after Lieberman’s comments, Israeli Brig. General (res) Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of the Israeli army’s military intelligence research division, told the Israeli news service TPS: “The Biden administration wants to avoid any confrontation with Iran. Confrontational Iran may indeed be moving toward a bomb. But maybe. [Iran’s leaders] I believe Trump will become the next president. They might actually try to detonate a bomb now.

“They have enough material to produce the fissile material needed to make three bombs in a month.”

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Former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem, Israel, November 15. (Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

This week has seen a flurry of regulatory, diplomatic, and parliamentary activity directed at Iran for its continued work on its illicit atomic weapons program.

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Technicians work at a uranium conversion unit March 30, 2005, outside the city of Isfahan, south of Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday criticized Iran for its lack of cooperation with the agency’s inspectors. Britain, France and Germany initiated the resolution. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration had sought to dissuade the Europeans from reprimanding Iran at the IAEA.

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Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard march in a parade commemorating the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War. (Reuters)

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller denied the Wall Street Journal report, emphasizing that “the article is not true.” We have not put pressure on any country to vote against or abstain from any resolution in this regard. We are actively increasing pressure on Iran through a combination of sanctions. , deterrence and international isolation to counter their destabilizing behavior and prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons.

“But I think we shouldn’t be expected to act at odds with our E3 partners. We value our unity with them, and I hope that continues.”

After increasing pressure on the United States to join Europeans in reprimanding Iran, the United States agreed at the last minute on Wednesday.

Fox News Digital asked the US State Department for its response to Lieberman’s predictions about Iran’s use of nuclear weapons, to the numerous diplomatic sources who said the EU did not want to reprimand Iran for IAEA and whether the Biden administration is considering imposing new sanctions against Iran. Tehran.


The British, French and German governments sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Friday highlighting Iran’s alleged violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. However, the European countries did not announce a “rollback » UN sanctions against Iran for its alleged violations of the agreement. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name of the Iran nuclear deal, expires on October 18, 2025.

The Trump administration withdrew from the deal in 2018 because, according to the former president, it was a “horrible” deal that imposed only temporary restrictions on Iran’s ability to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons.

According to Iran International, Ali Shamkhani, a top aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, now oversees nuclear negotiations for the Islamic Republic. Shamkhani issued a defiant message on Thursday, saying: “From the JCPOA to the recent IAEA Governing Council meeting, in accordance with their roles as good and bad police, the #US and # European Troika have attempted to manage Iran’s reactions to their misbehavior by creating false hopes in Iran. They have never succeeded and never will. »

Fox News Digital reported this week that Republican Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Rep. Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., had submitted a resolution that would “refer the issue to the U.N. Security Council and reaffirm that all measures will be taken.” taken to prevent the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons. »


In late May, Fox News Digital reported that an IAEA document obtained by the Associated Press indicated that as of May 11, Iran possessed 313.2 pounds of uranium enriched to 60 percent, an increase of 45 .4 pounds since the last report by the United Nations monitoring body in Iran. FEBRUARY. Uranium enriched to 60% purity is only a short technical step away from weapons-grade levels of 90%.

Fox News’ Jamie Joseph and Pilar Arias contributed to this report.