Israel Planning UN Action Against Iran

(AP-Washington Post) Josef Federman - Following the surprising resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, Israel is planning a diplomatic offensive to step up pressure on Iran and its proxy Hizbullah at the UN, Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said Thursday. "The resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister (Saad) Hariri exposes Hizbullah's real face. Iran is taking over Lebanon. Hizbullah is taking over Lebanon." He said Israel wants the world, after years of inaction, to tightly enforce a 2006 cease-fire agreement that called on Hizbullah to disarm and stay away from Israel's border. Katz said changing circumstances make the time ripe for diplomatic action. He cited the strong support for Israel by the new U.S. administration and what he called Israel's "shared interests" with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab countries who also feel threatened by Iran.

2017-11-10 00:00:00

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