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Netanyahu reportedly urged Trump to attack Iran

The New Yorker has revealed former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's role in former US President Donald Trump's push to strike Iran during his final days in office.
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Israel’s former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged former US President Donald Trump to launch military strikes against Iran during Trump’s final days in office, The New Yorker reported Thursday.

Netanyahu’s prompting came as Trump repeatedly asked senior advisers about options to strike Iran in retaliation for small-scale attacks on US troops in the region. The inquiries triggered significant concern among senior officials, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, who is still serves in that role.

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