Easing sanctions on Iran could lead to terrorist attacks, says Israeli Prime Minister Bennett

TEL AVIV — As negotiations to ease U.S. and European sanctions on Iran are ongoing in Vienna, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, expressed Israel’s independence in its decisions and policies against Iranian aggression. “Tel Aviv will continue to combat Iran,” said Bennett in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, and it has the freedom to act and protect itself by its own decision, regardless of the outcome of the world nuclear negotiations.

In a warning and an invitation to the U.S., Bennett stated that Israel does not support easing sanctions on Iran in any way. Such easing of sanctions would only lead to an injection of tens of billions of dollars into the coffers of the treasury of the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and which will be directed to launch terrorist attacks against the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East. 

Iran supports highly armed militias across the Middle East. They are involved in armed conflicts and have been accused of multiple violent attacks in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Naftali Bennett pointed out that Israel has been fighting the tentacles of the Iranian octopus in the past, but now, it will fight the head of the octopus itself. To weaken it and harm its military and nuclear capabilities. “Israel will not allow any Iranian presence in the region,” Bennett stated.