Time running out, anti-Iran plans must be expedited: 'Israel'
Israeli occupation Chief of the General Staff Aviv Kochavi holds a series of meetings with US officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on the level of the army.
Israeli occupation forces Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi held a series of meetings in Washington on Monday, in both the Pentagon and the White House, meeting with several US officials and "Israel's" ambassador to the United States, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.
Kochavi, for the second time this week, met with his US counterpart, General Mark Milley. The two discussed cooperation between the Israeli occupation forces and the US army, as well as regional threats, chiefly the threat posed by Iran, Israeli media said.
"Kochavi also met in the White House with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, where the two discussed the security challenges in the Middle East and the Iranian threat," Israeli media added.
Sullivan reportedly said that the United States stands with the US President's statements regarding the prevention of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
The two sides, Israeli media said, discussed the security situation in the occupied West Bank and their desire to "maintain stability and prevent the security situation from deteriorating," before Kochavi held a meeting with CIA Director-General William Burns.
At the conclusion of his meeting with Sullivan and Milley, the Israeli Chief of the General Staff said time was running out, "and we are in a critical time period that requires us to expedite our operational plans against Iran and its allies in the region."
"Deep cooperation with Washington has been and will continue to be a fundamental pillar of our national security," Kochavi underlined.
Intelligence obtained by Tehran indicates that the CIA and allied intelligence services planned a conspiracy in Iran against the Islamic Republic, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and the IRGC's intelligence wing said last month in a joint statement.
"The conspiracy's goal is to commit a crime against the Iranian people and the territorial integrity of Iran," the statement underlined. "The stage was set for an increase in external pressures."
The statement came out after a harrowing terrorist attack took place in the Shah-e-Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, which left 15 people dead and 40 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility on the same day for the attack.
"The main perpetrators were the CIA, the British and Saudi intelligence services, the Israeli Mossad, and the intelligence services of other countries," it read. "the planning and the execution of the majority of the riots were carried out by the Mossad in collaboration with terrorist organizations."
The Iranian agencies explained that the US intelligence agencies allocate billions of dollars to find out who would be down to collaborate with western networks, which operate on the basis of changing the Iranian society, deviating the demands of the people, inciting violence, and creating false demands to produce dissatisfaction.
"Over the past few months, the enemy attempted to set the stage for riots by doubling its budget and using various means," the statement said. "The enemies paid famous individuals who have millions of followers to publish false information against Iran."
Meanwhile, days ago - on Thursday - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said: "Western security services, the fake Israeli regime, and some Western politicians who have plotted for civil war, destruction, and disintegration of Iran, should know that Iran is not Libya or Sudan."
"Today, enemies have targeted the integrity of Iran and Iranian identity. The wisdom of the people has disappointed the enemy," added Amir-Abdollahian.
That came hours after IRGC commander Major General Hossein Salami stated that the country is facing a big conspiracy by enemies that are angered by the Iranian nation and who are collaborating with some individuals that are being deceived.
The Commander said the United States aims to destabilize and create unrest in a poverty-stricken country due to their sanctions, however, he added that the Iranian people, who are safeguarding their values, will defeat Washington's dreams of dividing the country.