Likud minister warns Israel could attack Iran nuclear program if US rejoins deal

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Likud minister warns Israel could attack Iran nuclear program if US rejoins deal
Tzachi Hanegbi says Israel does not expect Trump to take final dramatic action; cautions against American ‘weakness’ and repeating ‘Obama mistakes’
By Judah Ari Gross and TOI staff
13 January 2021

Likud ministers on Wednesday refrained from confirming whether Israel was behind a raid in Syria overnight, but said the incoming US administration must not “appease” Iran, and warned Tehran the Jewish state will not tolerate its military presence in Syria or its development of nuclear weapons.

In one of the most forceful statements made by an Israeli official, the Likud’s Tzachi Hanegbi, considered an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatened that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear program if the United States rejoined the nuclear deal, as US President-elect Joe Biden has indicated he plans to do.

“If the United States government rejoins the nuclear deal — and that seems to be the stated policy as of now — the practical result will be that Israel will again be alone against Iran, which by the end of the deal will have received a green light from the world, including the United States, to continue with its nuclear weapons program,” Hanegbi said in an interview with Kan news.

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