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Israel is ready to consider military pressure on Iran

3 april 2015 | 17:55

The Israeli Cabinet will hold a meeting on the Iranian problem. 

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PM Netanyahu sees the recent international nuclear deal with Iran as a danger to his country
Jerusalem will consider military means against Iran, namely, it does not exclude the possibility of air strikes on Iranian nuclear plants.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees the recent international nuclear deal with Iran as a danger to his country and will hold a meeting on the Iranian problem.

"We must increase pressure on Iran, until the best deal is reached," – announced the Israeli PM, commenting on the results of negotiations between Tehran and "six" international mediators.

Senior officials in Jerusalem are ready to consider military means to influence Iran. Minister of Intelligence, Yuval Steinitz believes Israel's strategy does not rule out air strikes on Iranian nuclear plants. As an example, he cited the bombing of nuclear reactor "Osirak" in Iraq in 1981. He noted that the operation was carried out without a prior consent with the United States.

Dissatisfaction over nuclear deal with Iran was expressed not only by Israeli government, but also by the members of the Republican Party in the US Congress. Thus, the Senator Mark Kirk (R) compared the deal with the peace agreements with Hitler in 1930s, while his colleague Marco Rubio (R) called the outcome of negotiations with Tehran as "colossal mistake."

Earlier, it was reported that Israel had criticized Western countries for the deal with Iran.  On March 2, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urgently came to Washington to prevent a possible agreement between the US and Iran.

Read more: Stoltenberg: agreement with Iran is vital for international security

The EU decided to lift the sanctions against Iran after the talks in Lausanne, announced the EU's High representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

The Obama's administration also agreed to cancel some of the sanctions against Iran after the talks on Iranian nuclear program, but if necessary can impose them again, announced Barack Obama on April 2.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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