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Former Israeli Defense Chief Says Trump Adviser Bolton Pressured Him to Strike Iran

Haaretz – Mar 25, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser, John Bolton, tried to convince Israel to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, former Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said on Sunday.

“I have known John Bolton ever since he was the U.S. ambassador to the UN,” Mofaz said at a Yedioth Ahronoth conference. “He tried to convince me that Israel should strike Iran.”

Speaking on a panel of four former Israeli military chiefs, Mofaz noted that he thought this was a bad idea. “I don’t think this is a wise action – not on the part of the Americans but anyone else, until this threat becomes real.”


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