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Mattis says Iran behind troubles in the Middle East, Israel has right to defend itself

- February 12, 2018

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Speaking to reporters on Sunday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Israel has "an absolute right to defend itself" against Iran, which according to him is behind incidents throughout the Middle East. “It is interesting that everywhere we find trouble in the Middle East, you find the same thing behind it,” Mattis said.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis addressed the recent developments in northern Israel and Iran’s presence in the region in an interview with reporters on Sunday.  Mattis emphasized that Israel has "an absolute right to defend itself" against Iran. “They don't have to wait until their citizens are dying under attack before they actually address that issue," he added.

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