Israel's security border will always be Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday night.
Speaking in Jerusalem at an event marking 40 years since the Yom Kippur War, Netanyahu said the Iranian nuclear program must be stopped. "We are working to stop it. We have to stop it. If it can be done peacefully and through diplomacy, great. The Iranians so far have called every round of talks 'productive.' Of course they are, they are productive for Iran. But for the talks to be beneficial to the world as well, they [the Iranians] need to distanced from being able produce nuclear arms. If the pressure is maintained, Iran will be stripped of its nuclear capability," Netanyahu said.
President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon also spoke at the event.
"The greatest threat to us today is the Iranian threat. We were never the Iranian people's historic foe, but we will never be their victims either. If they take action against us, they will be met with force they did not know existed," Peres said.
"Our enemies have learned, largely thanks to the bravery of IDF fighters in the Yom Kippur War, that they cannot match us on the field of battle, so they turned to missiles and rockets, terrorism and delegitimization," Ya'alon said.
Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem on his upcoming trip to Europe and the Middle East in early November.
According to the statement, Kerry will "meet senior Israeli and Palestinian officials to discuss the ongoing final status negotiations as well as other regional issues of mutual concern. He will also discuss issues related to Iran with Israeli officials."