This satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)
UPDATED 7:45 PM PT – Sunday, April 11, 2021
Israeli security forces are setting their sites on Iran as they look to halt their nuclear capabilities.
Commemorating Israel’s independence day on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlighted the fight against Iran’s nuclearization. This came after reports suggested Israeli hackers caused a blackout on Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facility.
Iranian officials called the blackout an act of “nuclear terror.”
However, Netanyahu called Israel’s nuclear disarmament efforts a matter of national security and regional stability.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – NOVEMBER 21: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pictured on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
“The fight against Iran’s nuclearization and its proxies is a massive task. The situation that exists today doesn’t mean it will be the same situation tomorrow,” Netanyahu stated. “It is very difficult to explain what we have done here, in this transition from nothingness to being the world power, yes, world power which we’ve built here.”
In the meantime, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed America’s commitment to helping Israel achieve its security goals.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill September 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Additionally, American diplomats are expected to hash out details of a nuclear deal with Iranian officials later this week.