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Politics Israeli military instructed to prepare for Trump strike on Iran: report

19:15  25 november  2020
19:15  25 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Iran’s oil exports, uranium stockpile surge as Trump administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy hits a wall

  Iran’s oil exports, uranium stockpile surge as Trump administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy hits a wall Incoming Biden administration will face an assertive Tehran with more oil customers and a growing stockpile of nuclear fuel. First came a leaked U.N. document showing yet another sharp rise in Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium. Then, satellites tracked an Iranian oil tanker — the fourth in recent weeks — sailing toward the Persian Gulf after delivering Iranian petroleum products to Venezuela.

The Israel Defense Forces have been ordered to prepare for Iranian retaliation if Trump orders a strike . Why it matters: The Israeli government instructed the IDF to undertake the preparations not because of any intelligence or assessment that Trump will order such a strike , but because senior

The Israeli government has told the Israeli Defense Forces to be prepared for the possibility the U.S. attacks Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran ’s supreme leader, warned last week an American attack on Iran would ignite a Scoop: Israeli military prepares for possibility Trump will strike Iran (Axios).

Israel's military is preparing for the possibility that the Trump administration will launch a military strike against Iran, Axios reported on Wednesday.

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Senior Israeli officials told the outlet that the Israeli government instructed military commanders to prepare for a potential strike during the "very sensitive period" between now and when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

Israel is reportedly making preparations with the expectation that they would receive advance notice from the U.S. regarding any military action, but with concerns that such notification might come too close to the attack.

Iran warns of 'crushing' response after report Trump mulled military strike

  Iran warns of 'crushing' response after report Trump mulled military strike Iran's government on Tuesday warned that any U.S. attack would face a "crushing response" following a report that President Trump had to be dissuaded from launching a military strike against Iran during his final months in office."Any action against the Iranian nation would certainly face a crushing response," government spokesman Ali Rabiei said, according to Reuters.The New York Times reported that Trump held a meeting in the Oval Office last Thursday to discuss his options concerning a military strike against Iran in an attempt to stop to Tehran's growing nuclear program.

A new emergency pamphlet in Israel instructs residents to prepare for the worst if Tel Aviv conducts a military strike on Iran . Iran .The booklet, issued by the Israeli military , says that once air raid sirens sound, residents of the Jewish state would have between 30 seconds and three minutes to find cover

According to a report on Israel ’s Channel 10 News that has since been picked up by the Times of Israel , Pres. Obama will use an upcoming Obama will tell Netanyahu that a “window of opportunity” for a military strike on Iran will open in June, Channel 10 claims. Israel has long-urged the White

Israel is also preparing for the possibility of a retaliatory strike by Iran, either directly or through proxies in nearby countries.

The New York Times reported last week that President Trump was considering a military strike against Iran in an attempt to stop Tehran's growing nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency a day earlier had reported that the country's uranium stockpile was 12 times higher than allowed under the Obama-era nuclear deal that the Trump administration withdrew from in 2018.

Trump reportedly held a meeting Thursday in the Oval Office to discuss his options, but Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dissuaded him against such actions.

Security officials worry Israel and Saudi Arabia may see the end of Trump as their last chance to go to war with Iran

  Security officials worry Israel and Saudi Arabia may see the end of Trump as their last chance to go to war with Iran "Both countries are run by immature leaders who have been screaming about the need for war with Iran," one source told Insider.The news that last week the president requested a list of military options from his military and diplomatic advisors has sent these concerns into overdrive.

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US ‘ prepared ’ and may strike Iran next month – reports . Bear in mind that reports also previously emerged claiming that the Trump administration had been weighing up a According to CNN, the US is now considering the military options available to them to keep these vital waterways open, most

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has spoken twice over the past two weeks with Miller, Trump's new defense secretary, to discuss Iran, Syria and defense cooperation.

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Saudi Arabia with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The main topic of conversation was Iran, Israeli officials told Axios.

State Department 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 Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force.

U.S. Central Command head Gen. Frank McKenzie said last week that destabilizing actions by Iran have continued and "increased in scope and severity" since 2019.

Biden faces challenges, opportunities in Middle East .
The Trump administration is shoring up policy changes long sought-after by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, shifting the ground in the Middle East that will create challenges as well as opportunities for President-elect Joe Biden.Biden will take office at a time when Israelis and Palestinians are further apart on negotiating a two-state solution and as Gulf countries unite with Israel to oppose efforts by the U.S. to re-engage with Iran over its nuclear program. It's unclear what role a Middle East peace process will take in the Biden administration, which will also find itself grappling with COVID-19 and a weakened economy.

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