Netanyahu calls for unity in fighting Iran's 'defiant aggression'

Netanyahu calls for unity in fighting Iran’s ‘defiant aggression’

Netanyahu is seeking a unified international front to counter Iran’s mounting aggression. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for “a common front against Iran’s defiant aggression, which has raised its head in recent days.”

Speaking at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said Israel is “at the start of a significant diplomatic period.”

He is leaving for Britain on Sunday for meetings with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

“I will discuss with them how to deepen bilateral diplomatic, security, economic and technological ties, including cooperation in the field of cyber,” he said.

“In the diplomatic sphere, I intend to emphasize the need for a common front against Iran’s defiant aggression which has raised its head in recent days. This must be done on an ongoing basis, but especially in light of Iran’s defiance against the international order,” Netanyahu stated.

Netanyahu’s statement comes after the Trump administration on Friday slapped new sanctions on Tehran following its recent illicit missile test, which Iran dismissed and threatened to counter with its own sanctions.

On Saturday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) launched a massive drill, while the commander of the drill said it was being conducted in response to threats from Washington.

Israel has repeatedly warned that Iran has no intention of abiding by the nuclear deal, while exploiting the leeway given to the Islamic Republic after the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News