Gantz: Iran’s regional aggression growing, Israel must act now

Defense Minister Benny Gantz describes the deadly drone attack on an Israeli-managed ship as an escalation by Iran.

“Iran’s aggression in the region generally and the maritime front, in particular, is intensifying,” Gantz says during a Knesset plenum session. “This is the exact reason that we must act right now against Iran, which not only strives for a nuclear military [program] but also is leading to a dangerous arms race and the crumbling of stability in the Middle East.”

He adds: “Israel holds a variety of tools and options to protect its citizens and we’ll settle the score with whoever seeks to hurt us.”

He also says Iran poses a threat to the whole world and not just Israel.

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