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Likud offers full backing to strike Iran if no nuclear deal is reached

Israel's Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi [The Israel Project/Wikimedia]
Israel's Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi [The Israel Project/Wikimedia]

Israel should strike Iran in a year if no nuclear deal is reached, Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi said on Saturday, Times of Israel reported.

Hanegbi said that former party of government Likud would offer the new government its full backing should they choose to launch a military strike on Iran.

He said: "Iran is an existential threat. We give full backing to this government if the decision is made to strike. We are approaching the crossroads of a decision on the Iranian issue."

Former prime minister and now-opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has been a vocal critic of Naftali Bennett's government on the issue of Iran.

This comes as talks between the US and Iran on the rekindling of the 2015 nuclear deal have stalled, with the US citing 'grave concerns' about Iran's nuclear activities.

Israel have consistently advocated for strikes on Iran, with Netanyahu reportedly attempting to provoke former US President Donald Trump into taking direct military action against Iran.

READ:  Iran ready to hold nuclear talks with European parties, Press TV reports

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