Israel is seeking to pressure Iran into a confrontation before the November elections in the US, an EU intelligence official told the Business Insider Thursday.
Referring to a chain of recent fires and explosions in Iran, the official described the Israeli approach as “maximum pressure, minimal strategy,” a more kinetic version of US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy.
“I fear the Israeli plan here is to provoke an Iranian response that can turn into a military escalation while Trump remains in office,” the official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the outlet.
The source estimated that should Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, succeed in his challenge to Trump, “there would be a lot less appetite for adventures and secret missions to blow up nuclear facilities.”
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