Israeli Defense Minister Meets with CENTCOM on Iran

He expressed deep concerns over revival of Iran nuclear deal. 

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz arrived in the United States on Thursday for a short visit amid mixed reports that a nuclear deal with Iran is imminent. As he was leaving Israel, Minister Gantz stated that his visit is intended “to convey a clear message regarding the negotiations between world powers and Iran on the nuclear agreement.” 

“An agreement that will not push Iran’s capabilities years backwards and will not put limits on it for many years to come is an agreement that will harm global and regional security,” Minister Gantz said. “Iran’s nuclear rush must be significantly scaled back. The financing of its affiliates in the region should be disconnected from the ‘Iranian rial pipeline.'” 

Minister Gantz met with U.S. Central Command chief General Kurilla at CENTCOM’s headquarters in Tampa, Florida, where he received a debrief on CENTCOM’s operations in the Middle East. They reportedly discussed a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran, with or without a nuclear deal. 

Minister Gantz was scheduled to meet with U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Friday, before an official visit to Japan Saturday night.  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. officials to consider Israel’s concerns as they negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran.
  • For General Kurilla as he oversees the U.S. Central Command and military operations in the Middle East.
  • For the president and his administration to seek the Lord’s direction on their alliances.

Sources: Newsmax, Jerusalem Post


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