Former Military Intelligence chief and the Zionist Union's candidate for Defense Minster, Amos Yadlin, on Tuesday called for a military pact with the United States against Iran.
Speaking at the New-Tech conference, an event focusing on groundbreaking technological innovations in the military field, Yadlin expressed belief in the need for a US-Israel agreement that would shadow any future deal between Washington and Tehran that would allow the latter to maintain a nuclear energy program.
Yadlin addressed the US as Israel's central, most powerful and often only ally, and suggested that the two countries must develop a contingency plan not only to deter Iran from reneging on a nuclear deal, but that will also serve as strategic insurance in case Iran actively pursues a weaponized nuclear capability.
"We must develop a parallel agreement in which we, along with the Americans, establish a course of action to be taken if the Iranians violate the agreement and return to the nuclear threshold."
"This pact must clarify that if the Iranians violate the agreement, Israel will be authorized to do things that, in the past, the United States did not support, such as a military assault."
Yadlin not only considered Israel military action if such a deal was established and implemented, but also asserted the need for American involvement in any tactical effort as well as the complete return and increase of the sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy.
In a parting shot at the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yadlin told the audience that such a plan is the business of Israel's leadership and that public relation ploys have overshadowed any actual progress on such important issues.