Israel DM Urges World to Mobilize Against Iran

Vows Israel will act politically, economically, and militarily even if deal is reached

Israeli officials have at times tried to present themselves as neutral to the ongoing Iran nuclear talks,. but they also regularly step up to angrily condemn diplomacy and issue calls to action.

Monday was Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s turn, as he called for the world to mobilize against Iran, and said Israeli actions against Iran, including military action, would happen whether or not a nuclear deal was reached.

Israeli officials have been saying that for awhile, but it may not be so easy. If Israel indeed attacks Iran unilaterally after a functioning nuclear deal is reached with the P5+1, they’d face a substantial backlash.

Israel has spent decades lobbying against deals with Iran, and agitating for military action. The US has suggested they are on the eve of a deal, and while the Biden Administration has warned Israel against being too hostile to the deal, no one could be surprised at the response so far.

Author: Jason Ditz

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