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Israeli Cabinet Member Confirms Country Is On High Alert For Anniversary Of Killing Iranian General Soleimani
A member of the Israeli government called “nonsense” the statements of the Iranian Foreign Minister that Israel is trying to trick the US into a war with Iran.
It is Israel that should be on the lookout for possible Iranian strikes on the first anniversary of the assassination of high-ranking Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by a US drone, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Kan Public Radio..
Washington blames Iranian-backed militias for regular missile attacks on US targets in Iraq, including near the US embassy. No prominent Iranian-backed factions claimed responsibility for the strikes.
“New intelligence from Iraq indicates that Israeli agents provocateurs are planning attacks against Americans to put outgoing Trump in a quandary with a fake casus belli (reason to declare war),” the Foreign Minister Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
“Don’t fall into the trap, [Donald Trump]. Any fireworks will backfire, especially for your best friends, ”Zarif added. His words are seen as a veiled threat to Israel.
Steinitz said these words show that Iran, after tightening US sanctions aimed at containing Tehran’s nuclear program and its involvement in regional conflicts, is “under pressure – in terms of economy and national security.”.
“We hear this nonsense from Zarif that Israel is plotting terrorist attacks against the United States — this is complete nonsense,” Steinitz told radio "Kahn". “But, on the other hand, this is a warning that Iran is targeting Israel, looking for excuses to attack Israel, so we need to keep our finger on the pulse and be on the highest alert.”.
On Wednesday, two US B-52 bombers flew over the Middle East to send a deterrent signal to Iran, but then left the region..
In a separate interview with Radio Kan, Israeli Culture Minister Healy Tropper, who, like Steinitz, is part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security team, confirmed media reports that Israel is on high alert for the anniversary of Soleimani’s January 3 assassination. 2020.
When asked what possible retaliation Israel expects from Iran, Tropper said: “I cannot comment on (this).”.