Boeing’s CEO, Doug Hurley, said on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council should consider imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, and he warned that Iran would likely seek to retaliate if the U,S.
and other countries did.
Hurley made the comments during a press conference in New York, where he is the keynote speaker at the Global Security Summit, a global event on international security, organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
He said he was hopeful the United States and other nations would move to impose sanctions in the wake of Iran’s ballistic missile tests.
“This is the war on terrorism,” Hurley said.
“It’s the most important thing we can do.”
He added, “The most important people on the planet should be thinking about the consequences of this.
If the United Nations does this, then Iran will not hesitate to retaliate, because they know that the United State is not going to stop them from doing that.”
Hurley added that the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program is a threat to the global community, which could lead to the emergence of a new nuclear arms race.
He told reporters that the sanctions imposed by the U to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons should be “taken seriously.”
Hurleys remarks follow a statement from the Trump administration on Sunday, which criticized Iran for its missile tests and warned it would consider retaliatory measures against the U., the United Kingdom and other members of the council if the United nations did not act.
Hurleys comments come after Trump and his administration have repeatedly accused Iran of attempting to develop nuclear weapons.
The administration has also expressed a desire to increase sanctions against Iran.
Hurles comments come a day after Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Iran has a plan to develop a nuclear weapon that could be ready in about 20 years.
Iran is a nuclear-armed state that has not made any nuclear weapons in over a decade, but has long been linked to a growing number of weapons development projects, including the recent missile tests that the U.-S.
government says were meant to develop ballistic missiles.