Israel already passed own nuke red line: Iran official
September 30, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
TEHRAN -- Israel has already breached its own red line set by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by acquiring "dozens of nuclear warheads," Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday.
"If having the atomic bomb is passing the red line, the Zionist regime, that possesses dozens of nuclear warheads and weapons of mass destruction, has passed the red line years ago, and it has to be stopped," he said, according to the ISNA news agency.
Vahidi was responding to a speech by Netanyahu to the U.N. General Assembly this week in which the Israeli leader called for a "clear red line" to be applied to Iran's nuclear activities.
Israel is the Middle East's sole, though undeclared, nuclear weapons state. Analysts estimate it has more than 200 nuclear warheads.