An Israeli soldier is preparing for the possibility of the Trump government launching a military strike against Iran, Axios reported on Wednesday.
Senior Israeli officials told the outlet that the Israeli government had instructed military commanders to prepare for a possible strike in the “very sensitive period” between now and the election of the elected president. Joe BidenJoe Biden Minnesota justifies Biden’s victory Trump tells Allies to plan grace at his mercy for Michael Flynn: Biden reports staff spoke to Fauci: “He was very, very helpful.” will take office on January 20.
Israel is reportedly making preparations in the hopes of receiving advance notice from the U.S. of any military action, but is concerned that such notices may come too close to attack.
Israel is also preparing for a retaliatory strike by Iran, either directly or through proxies in nearby countries.
The New York Times reported last week President TrumpDonald John Trump, Minnesota justifies the Biden victory considered a military strike against Iran in an attempt to stop Tehran’s growing nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported a day earlier that the country’s uranium reserves were 12 times greater than allowed by the Obama-era nuclear deal, which the Trump government withdrew in 2018.
Trump allegedly held a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss options, but Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoBiden’s State Department is among the diplomatic blows, Kissinger tells Biden to go to China more easily., Christopher Miller, Acting Secretary of Defense and General. Mark MilleyPentagon’s official test, Mark Milley, shows a positive result, according to COVID-19’s Khamenei adviser, the United States could launch a “full war” with Biden facing obstacles to rejoin Iran., the president of the mixed chiefs of staff dissuaded him from such actions.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has spoken to Miller twice over the past two weeks about Iran, Syria and defense cooperation.
Israeli Prime Minister on Sunday Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE He met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. The main topic of conversation was Iran, Israeli officials told Axios.
Foreign ministry officials, meanwhile, told reporters that “all options are on the table” regarding Iran.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have been high since January, when Trump ordered a drone strike in Baghdad that killed General Qassem Soleimani, the elite commander of the Iranian Quds.
Frank McKenzie, head of the U.S. headquarters, said last week that Iran’s destabilizing actions have continued and “increased in scope and severity” since 2019.