Along with Iran’s illegally escalating Nuclear activities, cyber attacks, and terrorist
acts that have plunged the Middle East into chaos, Iran may have crossed the red line
with its recent successful attack on an Israeli tanker on Thursday night.
After Iran ‘s successful attack on an Israeli oil tanker on Thursday, the Israeli
administration has turned all its contacts and allies to stand up to Iran and seek their
support in a possible conflict. After the attack, Israel, the USA and the UK are
alarmed. Israel is now negotiating with the US and UK administrations to pressurize
Iran to launch a counter-attack.
Also Israel’s foreign minister said he has ordered the nation’s diplomats to push for
UN action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed by an Israeli
On Friday, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said he has ordered the nation’s diplomats to
push for United Nations action against “Iranian terrorism.”
“I’ve instructed the embassies in Washington, London, and the UN to work with their
interlocutors in government and the relevant delegations in the UN headquarters in
New York,” Lapid tweeted.
When he served as defense minister under Benjamin Netanyahu, and when he was in the opposition,
Bennett took a combative approach to Iran, preaching harsh measures to damage Iranian interests
every time Tehran was indirectly linked to an attack on Israel. He argued that Israel should aim for the
head of the octopus, Iran, rather than its arms (Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, and to a
lesser extent, Hamas).
This approach may now dictate a relatively harsh Israeli reaction. Israel may wish to deliver a
resounding blow; that’s the spirit of political sources’ comments in Jerusalem. This blow will be
aimed at ending things without a tit-for-tat that could escalate. But as usual, events also depend on the
Iran is in the middle of negotiations on bringing the United States back into the nuclear accord, but in
the background is the swearing-in this week of its new president, Ebrahim Raisi. Tehran also has an
interest in projecting power in the region, and it is keen to protect its interests.
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