Israel Seeks to Neutralize the Iranian Threat in Syria While It Is Still Manageable

(Israel Hayom) Yoav Limor - The defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has paved the way for Iran to overrun large parts of the Middle East. "The argument that a bad agreement is preferable to no agreement is nonsense," a senior official said last week. "Without an agreement, Iran is exposed to an attack, to sanctions, and to diplomatic pressure. The agreement frees it from all this, and allows it to sail comfortably toward achieving its goals." IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, Mossad Director Yossi Cohen and Israel Security Agency Director Nadav Argaman believe this is the time to take action, even if it means going to war, so as not to pay a heavier price later. This position is based on the belief that this threat should be neutralized while it is still manageable. In the absence of a credible threat, it is doubtful that Iran will blink first. Iran must face losing everything before it agrees to give up anything.

2018-05-09 00:00:00

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