Lebanon 0
5 August 2021

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz contended that “Iran seeks to pose a multi-front challenge to Israel, as such [it] is building up its forces in Lebanon and Gaza, deploying militias in Syria and Iraq and maintaining its supporters in Yemen. Iran is a global and regional problem and an Israeli challenge”. “We need to continue to develop our abilities to cope with multiple fronts, for this is the future”, he added, while noting: “We know that when the Islamic Jihad faction in Gaza launches attacks against Israel, they do so with the support and urging of the Islamic Republic”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson subsequently warned that “any stupid action against Iran will meet a decisive response”.

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