Prime Minister Naftali Bennett indicated that “we are hoping they will end without an agreement [in Vienna], because the agreement under question is not good for Israel”, adding: “No agreement will tie our hands from operating to protect Israeli civilians”. “The campaign to weaken Iran has begun… in all domains — nuclear, economy, cyber, overt and covert operations. Alone, and also in cooperation with others”, he asserted, while noting: “The missile might be fired from Beirut or from Gaza, but the address is Tehran. And the weaker Tehran is, the weaker its proxies are. The more the head of the octopus is hungry, the more its tentacles are withered, then we are meeting something much weaker on our borders”. Bennett also indicated that “within a year already the IDF will bring into action a laser-based interception system”, adding: “If we can intercept a missile or rocket with an electrical pulse that costs a few dollars, we will essentially neutralise the ring of fire that Iran has set up... This new generation of air defence can also serve our friends in the region, who are also exposed to grave threats from Iran and its proxies”.
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