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Lapid: Israel, US don’t ‘necessarily agree’ on need for military threat against Iran

Prime Minister Yair Lapid heads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 17, 2022. (video screenshot)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid heads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 17, 2022. (video screenshot)

At the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Yair Lapid says the US and Israel do not “necessarily agree” on the need for a credible military threat against Iran at the present time,” Channel 13 reports.

“We came and asked to introduce a credible military threat during President Biden’s visit,” Lapid says. “We want the basis [for world power’s negotiations with Iran] to be a credible military threat. We didn’t necessarily agree on this with the Americans.”

He says he “made it clear to the president and his team that Israel opposes the nuclear deal and maintains complete freedom to act, diplomatically and operationally, in the face of the Iranian nuclear program.”

He calls Biden’s trip to Israel “a historic visit, with achievements in diplomacy, security and the economy.”

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