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Gantz says officials should only discuss Iran threat behind closed doors, after media reports of disagreements

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz during a Blue and White party faction meeting at the Knesset, June 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz during a Blue and White party faction meeting at the Knesset, June 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz responds to reports of disagreements between senior IDF officials and the Mossad spy agency regarding Israel’s stance on the Iranian nuclear deal, saying such discourse must be kept behind closed doors.

“The defense establishment is dealing with the Iranian threat day and night as the most important and urgent strategic issue now for Israel’s security,” Gantz says on Twitter.

“This is done in coordination between all the security arms, and while giving freedom of opinion, the decisions are made by the political echelon,” he says.

“We will continue to hold this open and deep discourse only in the closed rooms. Any other way harms the security of the State of Israel,” Gantz adds.

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