Sun May 12, 2019, 08:41 PM

Israeli Minister Warns Of Attacks On Israel If Tensions Between US, Iran Escalate

BY ZACK BUDRYK - 05/12/19 06:52 PM EDT 335

Continued tensions between the U.S. and Iran could lead to an Iranian attack on Israel, an Israeli foreign minister warned Sunday, according to Reuters.

“If there’s some sort of conflagration between Iran and the United States, between Iran and its neighbors, I’m not ruling out that they will activate Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad from Gaza, or even that they will try to fire missiles from Iran at the State of Israel,” Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel’s Ynet TV Sunday, referencing militant groups backed by Iran and active in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

The U.S./Iran standoff has intensified in recent weeks, with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani announcing the nation will scale back some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal without withdrawing entirely. National security advisor John Bolton announced last Sunday the U.S. would deploy a bomber task force and carrier strike group to the region, citing “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran.


Hard to say what Iran really has in its arsenal after having 16 years to prepare after what they witnessed happened to their neighbor Iraq and assuming they are next...

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