Iran’s Proxy Terror Tool Must be Checked for Global Stability, Says Israeli Defence Minister

By Arie Egozi

Foreign Affairs

Tel Aviv: Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, September 12 said that Iran has developed ‘proxy terror’ which is perpetrated by organized ‘terror armies’ and are assisting Iran in achieving its economic, political and military goals.

“One of the most significant tools employed by Iran and its proxies is UAVs with a range of thousands of kilometres. Hundreds of these UAVs are spread across Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Iran is also attempting to transfer the know-how needed for UAV production to Gaza,” said Israeli Defence Minister.

Minister Gantz revealed that “the Kashan base located north of the city of Isfahan is used to train terrorists from Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. These terrorists are trained to employ UAVs produced by Iran. This base is a key point from which Iranian aerial terrorism is exported to the region.”

On the issue of the IAEA reports published in recent days, which for the first time in a decade cast doubt on the civilian nature of Iran’s nuclear program and the various violations perpetrated by Iran such as the attack on cargo ship Mercer Street, Gantz said that Iran does not honour the agreements it has signed, and there is no reason to believe that it will honour any future agreements. “The time has come for action. I call on the countries that are still members of the nuclear agreement to impose the sanctions set out in the agreement. It’s time to make a ‘snapback’.”

“The efforts against Iran, as well as against Afghanistan and other countries, are not just interests for the Middle East or for the West. Proxies can be set up anywhere in the world. This is the time for all the world’s powers, including Russia and China, to join the campaign to maintain global stability,” he said.