Israel would preemptively bomb Iran in a military operation in order to stop the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon if necessary, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in an interview Saturday.

Speaking with Italian-language daily Corriere della Sera, Katz offered the answer after being asked if Israel was considering such an option.

“Yes, it is an option. We will not allow Iran to produce or obtain nuclear weapons. If it were the last possible way to stop this, we would act militarily,” Katz replied.

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