Israel and U.S. to Hold Joint Drill as Iran Deal Expires

Message to Iran: Israel and the U.S. will hold a joint military drill in six months, just as the interim agreement is due to expire.

In what is supposed to be a message to Iran, Israel and the United States plan a joint military drill in the coming months, TIME magazine reported Wednesday.

A high-ranking Israeli officer told the magazine that the joint drill will take place in six months, just as the interim agreement signed between Iran and the West on Sunday is due to expire.

“The strategic decision is to continue to make noise,” the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told TIME.

“In May there’s going to be a joint training exercise with the Americans,” he added. “It’s going to be big.”

According to the official, “The wind from the Americans into the Israeli sails is, ‘We will maintain our capability to strike in Iran, and one of the ways we show it is to train.’ It will send signals both to Israel and to the Iranians that we are maintaining our capabilities in the military option. The atmosphere is we have to do it big time, we have to do a big show of capabilities and connections.”

Full article: Israel and U.S. to Hold Joint Drill as Iran Deal Expires (Arutz Sheva 7)

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