Minister of Defence Benny Gantz asserted that “we are in high preparedness to ensure Iran doesn’t get nuclear weapons”, adding: “We need a deal that is stronger, longer and more comprehensive [than the JCPOA]… We are very familiar with their [ie, Iran’s] deception tricks and their attempt to deceive world countries [regarding their nuclear program]. We are also revealing this information”. Gantz further highlighted that “the Iranian regime has a negative influence both on the nuclear issue and in support for terror in the Middle East. We cannot stand by and turn a blind eye when an existential threat is hovering above our heads”.
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