Former Israeli Defense Minister Warns of Iranian Nuclear Holocaust Amid Atomic Program Censure

Amid accusations against the Biden administration for allegedly easing Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that Tehran aims to carry out a nuclear Holocaust against Israel.

Speaking on Israel’s Army Radio, Lieberman, a Knesset member, claimed Iran plans to target Israel with tens of thousands of missiles from multiple fronts in the next two years.

Following Lieberman’s remarks, Israeli Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, a former top intelligence officer, told the Israeli TPS news agency that the Biden administration is trying to avoid conflict with Iran.

He suggested that the U.S. fears pushing Iran might lead it to develop a bomb.

Kuperwasser speculated that Iran might be waiting to see if Trump becomes president again and could make a move to create a bomb soon. He added that Iran has enough material to make fissile material for three bombs within a month.

This week, several actions were taken against Iran for its ongoing nuclear weapons program. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) criticized Iran for not cooperating with inspectors, a move backed by Britain, France, and Germany.

The Wall Street Journal claimed that the Biden administration tried to stop the Europeans from rebuking Iran at the IAEA, but State Department spokesman Matthew Miller denied this.

Miller stated that the U.S. is increasing pressure on Iran with sanctions, deterrence, and international isolation to prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon, maintaining unity with European partners.

Under pressure, the U.S. joined the Europeans in reprimanding Iran on Wednesday.

Fox News Digital questioned the U.S. State Department about Lieberman’s prediction, diplomatic claims that the EU didn’t want to rebuke Iran, and any plans for new sanctions on Tehran.

On Friday, Britain, France, and Germany sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council accusing Iran of violating the 2015 nuclear deal but did not trigger a “snap back” of U.N. sanctions.

The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), expires on October 18, 2025. The Trump administration had withdrawn from the deal in 2018, calling it “horrible” and only temporarily restricting Iran’s nuclear weapon development.

Ali Shamkhani, a senior aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader, is now leading the nuclear talks for Iran.

He posted a defiant message on Thursday, criticizing the U.S. and European countries for trying to manipulate Iran’s responses through false hopes, saying they have never succeeded and never will.

Republican Senator Tim Scott and Representative Mike Lawler introduced a resolution to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council and ensure all measures are taken to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

In May, a report from the IAEA noted that Iran had increased its uranium stockpile enriched up to 60%, a step close to weapons-grade levels.

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