Security cabinet set to meet for first time in 2 months to discuss Iran

The high-level security cabinet is slated to convene next week for the first time since early February.

Hebrew media reports say both Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit requested the meeting and that it likely has to do with recent escalations between Israel and Iran.

An Iranian nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster, in an incident described by an Iranian lawmaker as probable “sabotage” and by unnamed Western intelligence officials as a possible cyberattack.

Iran and Israel have accused each other of attacking maritime commerce in recent months.

Tehran and Washington began indirect talks in Vienna last week to attempt to rescue Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Israel strongly opposes a US return to the accord.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed