UK And Israel Target Iran With Trade, Defense And Cyber Pact



Emilio Casalicchio | Politico

LONDON — The U.K. and Israel announced a new decade-long deal covering trade, defense and tech. 

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid shook on the new agreement in London which is aimed at stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

“We will work night and day to prevent the Iranian regime from ever becoming a nuclear power,” the pair wrote in a joint article for the Daily Telegraph, on the same day that talks on salvaging the Iran nuclear deal restart in Vienna. 

In an interview after the deal was signed, Truss said: “A nuclear Iran will thrust the entire Middle East into a nuclear arms race, we will find ourselves in a new Cold War. But this time the bomb will be in the hands of religious fanatics who are engaged in terrorism as a way of life. The world must prevent this and it can prevent this: tighter sanctions, tighter supervision, conduct any talks from a position of strength.”

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