Netanyahu was not behind Trump’s last-second decision not to attack Iran

The Israeli official said that "this report is false. This alleged conversation never took place."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 20, 2019 22:27
Netanyahu was not behind Trump’s last-second decision not to attack Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking over the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump, after the latter called for US recognition of Israeli soverignty over the Golan Heights, March 21, 2019. (photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not the reason that US President Donald Trump did not launch an attack on Iran when the Islamic Republic shot down a US drone last month, an Israeli official told The Jerusalem Post on Friday evening. 


The officials comments cam following a Lebanese news report that claimed that while speaking with Trump, Netanyahu argued that Iranian casualties will lead to a harsh counter-strike from Tehran. 
Allegedly, Netanyahu argued that "Iran does not respond to Israeli attacks in Syria as long as there are no casualties, and when there are fatalities, Iran attacks the Golan Heights," the Lebanese report claimed. 


The Israeli official said that "this report is false. This alleged conversation never took place." 







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