Significant development on Iran to be announced by Israel’s Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised announcement later on today (Monday) in what his office said would be a “significant development” regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran. The announcement is expected to be done at 1700 GMT.

In a corresponding move, Netanyahu cancelled a scheduled speech at the Knesset in honor of Theodore Herzl day. Channel 10 reports Meir Ben Shabbat, head of the National Security Council, will hold phone calls with his corresponding roles people in the UK and France to update them about developments with the Iranian nuclear program.

The announcement will be made from Israel’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv, according to a brief statement from Netanyahu’s office. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a statement on a significant development regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran,” the statement said, offering no further details.

Netanyahu met on Sunday with new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the two had spoken about Iran. He stressed that Israel “remain(s) deeply concerned about Iran’s dangerous escalation of threats towards Israel and the region. I think the greatest threat to the world and to our two countries, and to all countries, is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons, and specifically the attempt of Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.” 
Source: Jerusalem Post, Reuters

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