This is a great victory for Israel in the international arena. In recent weeks, there has been a combined national effort, led by the Prime Minister, the National Security Council, the Foreign Ministry, and the Atomic Energy Commission.

 PMO statement on results of the IAEA vote

 

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(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
 
Following is a Prime Minister’s Office statement in wake of the result of the vote at the International Atomic Energy Agency 59th General Conference in Vienna, rejecting a resolution on Israeli nuclear capabilities:
 
"This is a great victory for Israel in the international arena. In recent weeks, there has been a combined national effort, led by the Prime Minister and the National Security Council, the Foreign Ministry, and the Atomic Energy Commission.
 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "I have spoken directly with over 30 presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers. I explained that there was no place to hold a discussion of this kind as long as the main problem in the Middle East is Iran’s efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons and its clear declarations regarding its intention to destroy the State of Israel. I welcome the fact that the gap in Israel’s favor was significantly larger than the votes in previous years. I thank all those countries that supported Israel, especially the US, Australia and Canada. I thank the EU for voting as a single bloc in favor of Israel against the decision."