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Netanyahu: If US won’t pose a military threat against Iran, Israel must

Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu heads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset on November 15, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu heads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset on November 15, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel must be ready to act independently to protect itself against Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

“Only one deal with Iran can be considered,” says Netanyahu to a meeting of his Likud faction. “The only deal we can accept is a deal that dismantles Iran’s nuclear capabilities.”

Without such a deal, the former prime minister adds, “Israel must be ready to act independently against Iran’s nuclear program. Independently means also without any heads’ up — and with surprises.”

Netanyahu says that “if the United States is not prepared to pose a real military threat to Iran, then Israel must do so.”

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