By Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner—
Israel’s defense minister warned Monday that Iran remains a “threat to global peace and to regional stability,” shortly after the Israeli military revealed that it downed two Iranian drones launched toward its territory last year.
“It is during this important time, when a nuclear agreement is being negotiated in Vienna, that we must remember: today Iranian aggression is conducted without a ‘nuclear canopy,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz cautioned. “If Iran reaches a nuclear threshold, it will become even more dangerous to world peace.”
“Now is the time for the world to mobilize to stop it. As I have said in the past, the State of Israel will take all the measures necessary to prevent Iran from becoming an existential threat,” he added.
Negotiators in Vienna are currently in the final stages of negotiations to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Indirect talks between Iran, the United States, and world powers have been ongoing for the past 10 months. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said Monday that a deal can be reached in “the shortest time” if Washington accepts points raised by Tehran.
“Whether or not an agreement will be signed, it will not be the end of the road for us — nor should it be for the countries of the region and the world, which must continue to act against Iranian aggression,” Gantz said. “ will take all the measures necessary — political, economic and if needed, also military, in order to defend our sovereignty and ensure the security of the citizens Israel.” Continue Reading….