20-11-2019 01:49 AM Jerusalem Timing

Israeli Intelligence Minister: We Don’t Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal, ISIL Not a Threat

Israeli Intelligence Minister: We Don’t Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal, ISIL Not a Threat

Yuval Steinitz said ‘Israel’ does not oppose to any deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program, but would "like to endorse a deal."

Israeli intelligence minister told Haaretz in an interview in the lead-up to the prime minister's speech to the US Congress that the entity doesn’t oppose any deal with Iran boasting that “without Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran would have gotten a much better deal – or nuclear weapons”.

Steinitz, NetanyahuYuval Steinitz said ‘Israel’ does not oppose to any deal regarding Iran's nuclear program, but would "like to endorse a deal."

When asked whether Israel would use military force if the world leaders reach what it considers a "bad deal" with Iran, Steinitz said the military option is still on the table.

"When we are speaking about Israel's national security, nobody can tie our hands." He suggested that use of Israeli force might not necessarily require American support: "In the past when Israel was under direct threat, Israel did decide what to do, although the United States and the world had some reservations."

He also confirmed the fact that the Zionist entity has relations with ISIL terrorists. The interview looked at a Likud party campaign video that shows ISIL militants heading for occupied Jerusalem. Steinitz acknowledged that ISIL does not "currently" pose a "big" threat to the Israeli entity.

In another interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Netanyahu’s speech to the congress which drew huge criticism campaign, the intelligence minister said: "I know that (the speech) creates some tensions with the administration." "Nobody can expect little Israel to keep silent on such a vital issue," he said.