Lapid: 'Israel', US don’t ‘necessarily agree’ on Iran
Behind closed doors after Biden’s controversial visit, Israeli PM Yair Lapid reveals that the US and “Israel” did not "necessarily agree" on the need for a military threat against Iran.
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yair Lapid reportedly stated, on Sunday, that the US and “Israel” did not "necessarily agree" on the need for a credible military threat against Iran, during talks with US President Joe Biden last week.
During the closed-door portion of Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Lapid said, “We came and asked to introduce a credible military threat during President Biden’s visit,” as per Channel 13 news.
“We want the basis [for world power’s negotiations with Iran] to be a credible military threat,” the occupation Prime Minister claimed.
“We didn’t necessarily agree on this with the Americans,” he added.
“Israel” and the US growing apart
Earlier, Lapid stated that he "made it clear to the president and his team that Israel opposes the nuclear deal and maintains complete diplomatic and operational freedom in the face of the Iranian nuclear program."
In a rare interview on Thursday, National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata stated that “Israel” was not afraid to express disagreements with the US on how to counter the Iranian threat.
"We are not afraid to tell the Americans that we think differently, or even to act in Iran," he said after meeting with Biden in an interview for Channel 13 news.
“Israel will act as it sees fit”
In a blatant confession of “Israel’s” sinister activities against Iran, Hulata said “Israel” had “acted quite a lot in Iran over the past year.”
“Israel will act as it sees fit. We’ve acted quite a lot in Iran over the past year, and the US is backing us. We are acting with logic and responsibility, and everyone can see this isn’t harming the relationship between the US president and Israel — on the contrary,” he told Channel 13.
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Meanwhile, US Central Command (CENTCOM) Chief Michael Erik Kurilla arrived in “Israel” on Sunday to discuss the latter's air security systems, as “Israel” hopes to collaborate with Washington on the Iron Beam project, including US investment in further development and deployment of the system.
It is worth noting that Biden was given a tour of “Israel's” multi-tier air systems on Wednesday, which included the long-range Arrow, medium-range David's Sling, short-range Iron Dome, and an in-development high-powered laser interception system called Iron Beam.
Amid reports of efforts to build an integrated air network for “Israel” to collaborate with Arab states that normalized ties with the Israeli occupation against Iran, a US official said, as quoted by The Times of "Israel", that the initiative is still in the works and that Biden's inspection of some of the technologies “Israel” exports to some of its allies would be a "nod" to such cooperation.
Meanwhile, experts have highlighted the “modest” achievements made after Biden’s tours.
It seems that the division between “Israel” and the US is growing and the skirmish, which is now confined to covert remarks and signs of mutual dissatisfaction, will soon come out in the open.
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