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Ex-Israel DM will support any step Netanyahu takes against Iran

June 6, 2023 at 2:35 pm

Ex-Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz inspects at the area as the Israeli police continue their search for the person, who killed a police officer by shooting at Israeli forces at the entrance of the Shuafat Refugee Camp in East Jerusalem. [Israel Defense Forces (IDF) – Anadolu Agency]

Former Israeli Minister of Defence, Benny Gantz, said yesterday that the Iranian threat has become real and it will endanger the region, adding that he will support any effort to prevent the emergence of a nuclear Iran, the Jerusalem Post reported.

This comes as US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobby group, that “If Iran rejects the path of diplomacy, then – as President Biden has repeatedly made clear – all options are on the table to ensure that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon.”

Blinken added that Iran remains the greatest threat to Israel and should not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.

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