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Israel's far-right Minister of National Infrastructure, Uzi Landau, has said Tel Aviv will take whatever action is needed to survive in the face of Iran's nuclear program.

"We'll take the actions that are necessary for our survival, we'll do whatever is necessary at that time," Landau told AFP late Wednesday. "It is better not to talk now about the details.”

Landau further expressed regret that European Union nations did not see Iran as a major threat.

"By the actions taken by most European governments you don't see that the gravity of the situation has been understood," he said.

Some Western countries accuse Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), of pursuing atomic weapons — a charged Tehran has repeatedly denied.

Iran's nuclear program has been under close inspection of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has confirmed the civilian nature of Iran's nuclear activities.