US, Israel sign secret agreement to counter Iranian threat

An Israeli news report indicates that the US and Israel have signed a secret accord to counter the growing threats from the Islamic Republic. 

By: World Israel News Staff

The US and Israel have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, Channel 10 News reported Thursday.

The secret agreement was reportedly signed on December 12 at the White House following talks led by Israel’s National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabat and US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. It was preceded by in-depth discussions between senior defense and intelligence officials and experts from both sides.

According to the report, the agreement is based on positions stated by President Donald Trump on October 13, when he announced that he decertified the Iran nuclear deal.

“We cannot and will not make this certification,” Trump said. “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout.”

Iran is the “world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” Trump said, noting that “the regime’s two favorite chants are ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel.’”

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At the opening session of the Knesset later that month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the American leader for decertifying the deal.