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Likud Minister Warns Israel Could Attack Iran Nuclear Program if US Rejoins Deal

Likud ministers on Wednesday refrained from confirming whether Israel was behind a raid in Syria overnight, but said the incoming US administration must not “appease” Iran, and warned Tehran the Jewish state will not tolerate its military presence in Syria or its development of nuclear weapons.

In one of the most forceful statements made by an Israeli official, the Likud’s Tzachi Hanegbi, considered an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatened that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear program if the United States rejoined the nuclear deal, as US President-elect Joe Biden has indicated he plans to do.

“If the United States government rejoins the nuclear deal — and that seems to be the stated policy as of now — the practical result will be that Israel will again be alone against Iran, which by the end of the deal will have received a green light from the world, including the United States, to continue with its nuclear weapons program,” Hanegbi said in an interview. (TOI / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you work Your will as nuclear tensions are dealt with. We pray that You protect Your people and stop evil in its tracks. We pray that you will hold stop the enemy in its tracks and bring peace to the region.”

Whoever digs a pit will fall in it, and whoever rolls a stone—it will come back upon him. - Proverbs 26:27