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17 November 2020

Reacting to media reports that President Trump had on 12 November “asked senior advisors … whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site”, an Iranian government spokesperson warned that “any action against the Iranian nation would certainly face a crushing response”. He also ventured that “I personally don’t foresee that it’s probable that they [ie, the U.S.] would want to cause insecurity in the world and the region”. Relatedly, an Israeli minister opined that “if I were the Iranians, I would not feel at ease”, adding: “It is very important that the Iranians know that if, indeed, they suddenly dash toward high levels of enrichment, in the direction of nuclear weaponry, they are liable to encounter the military might of the U.S. - and also, perhaps, of other countries”.

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