Steinitz: Military Action Against Iran ‘Still on Table’


 yuval-steinitzA top aide to Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu claimed on Monday that, regardless of the diplomatic process, military action against Iran is “still on the table.”

Yuval Steinitz, Likud Party minister for strategic affairs, told reporters that Israel is still unilaterally weighing the “military option.”

“It was on the table. It’s still on the table. It’s going to remain on the table,” said Steinitz. “Israel should be able to defend itself, by itself, against any threat. And it’s our right and duty to decide how to defend ourselves, especially if our national security and even very existence is under threat.”

“We are going to make an additional effort to convince the U.S. administration, Congress, Britain, France and Russia not to sign this bad deal, or at least to dramatically change and fix it,” added Steinitz.

Netanyahu’s administration, along with allies in U.S. Congress, has vigorously opposed the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the five members of the United Nations Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France) plus Germany.

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